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Knowing What’s Healthy for You

As an intern working at the Bowdoin Street Health Center, it has come to my attention the many unhealthy foods that I am constantly consuming. Working at the health center has made me realize the difference between eating healthy and eating poorly. Not only this, but the impact that eating unhealthfully can have on someone. If you don’t have the right nutrition, you’re going to be grumpy, your health won’t be very good, it’s likely to be hard to keep a job… Down the road, all of this can even lead to more violence. Until last week when we had a big discussion about all of this, it hadn’t occurred to me that not eating healthy could have such a big impact on the community.

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We’re Hiring!

Are you a Boston resident age 15-17?  Have we got a job for you!  The Senior Healthy Champions are interns at the Bowdoin Street Health Center and have the opportunity to develop leadership, public speaking, business, and community organizing skills, while learning about public health issues in their neighborhood.  Their work will focus on our very own healthy food access efforts and they will play an integral role in making heathy food available and affordable for the residents of Bowdoin-Geneva.

Youth in the Senior Healthy Champions Program will work up to 25 hours per week in July and August 2012.  Work will take place mainly on weekdays (Mon-Fri), and will include at least one evening per week as well as occasional Saturday events. The rate of pay is $8.00 per hour. 

The application is a three-step process:

  1. Applicants must register for the HOPELINE through the Boston Youth Fund using their online application.  Application assistance is available every Monday and Wednesday from 3-5pm at the Bowdoin Street Health Center.  Contact Susan Young at 617-754-0023.  The HOPELINE closes on March 2nd, so get your application in early.
  2. Complete the Senior Healthy Champions Summer 2012 Application and return it by Friday, March 30th. Contact Maura Beaufait at 617-754-0026 with any questions.
  3. If you are selected from the pool of eligible applicants, you will have a short interview with two current Senior Healthy Champions.  This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the job and for us to learn about you.

We look forward to receiving your application!