The Cancer Awareness Youth Educator Badge Program

Cancer Awareness Youth Educator BadgeThe Cancer Awareness Youth Educator Badge Program is an innovative new cancer awareness and prevention curriculum designed for pre-teens in the greater New Brunswick area. The program aims to educate more than 600 children about the dangers of tobacco use and excess sun exposure and how they can reduce their cancer risk. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Office of Community Outreach is currently seeking community sites to deliver the program.  Educator teams of two will engage in group activities with children aged 11 to 14, while using tailored lesson plans, visual aids and age-appropriate handouts designed by science and education experts at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and in the greater community. The Cancer Awareness Youth Educator Badge Program is made possible in partnership with Johnson & Johnson.

Would you like to bring the program to your community organization?

Community organizations interested in delivering the program to their youth are welcome to apply to serve as host sites. Contact Amanda Medina-Forrester at 732-235-9571 or at medinaay@cinj.rutgers.edu for additional information. 


How can I get more information?

To learn more about the program, contact Amanda Medina-Forrester at 732-235-9571 or at medinaay@cinj.rutgers.edu.