I Sing the Body Electric

Location:

105 Professional Plaza
Mattoon, IL 61938

Telephone Numbers and Contact Information:

(217) 235-3122 Fax
(217) 348-4570 Charleston
(888) 550-7464 Toll Free
(217) 238-4570 Mattoon

Web Page: http://www.sarahbush.org/bodyelectric
Email to: lbollan@sblhs.org

Program Details:

Program/Service Notes:

I Sing the Body Electric! The I Sing the Body Electric Coalition believes that young people want to be respected for their abilities and ideas. Body Electric sees each person as an actor, artist, musician or writer; all with the ability to create messages that encourage healthy living. Since 1998, Body Electric has provided data and support to communities to combat teen health risk behaviors. With a solid foundation in tested prevention strategies, the main goal is to develop and promote messages through student art work that will lead to healthy lifestyle choices. Youth are equipped with knowledge, skills, materials, and assistance to creatively express their health concerns for each other and for their communities. They are articulate, thoughtful, and altruistic in researching topics and choosing a wide variety of arts media to communicate their prevention messages. Projects have captured the attention, imagination, and appreciation of many viewers. As a part of the Healthy Communities Department at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Body Electric is instrumental in achieving the Center’s mission and vision of creating healthy communities in collaboration with coalition members representing parents, community service agencies, educational institutes, faith based organizations, and business and industry in Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, and Shelby Counties (Illinois Regional Office of Education # 11).