Wayne State University

Faculty member Cynthera McNeill featured on CBS Detroit's Street Beat health segment

For the fourth consecutive year, Wayne State University College of Nursing clinical instructor Cynthera McNeill has organized “Stomping Out,” a free community health education program and resource fair for high school students. The aim of the April 11 event is to increase youths’ ability to make positive health choices and develop health behaviors that are essential to becoming a healthy adult. She was recently interviewed about the event on CBS Detroit's Street Beat health segment.

Cynthera McNeill

“The purpose of the event is for the community to surround and support the youth as they creatively express themselves while teaching their peers about health promotion and disease prevention” said McNeill.

“Adolescence is a trying time and impacts to health during this time will impact them as adults,” said McNeill.

In addition to visiting more traditional information tables, attendees will gain health-related information through a student talent show and competition. Through step routines, role playing, singing and other acts, youth will creatively express themselves and teach health promotion and disease prevention to their peers.

Over 300 youth and 50 vendors are expected to participate in this year’s event, which will be held at the Don Bosco Community Center in Detroit. See footage from last year's event here.

If you are interested in becoming a community partner, sponsor or volunteer for “Stomping Out,” contact McNeill at 734-560-2632 or email aq6139@wayne.edu.