Gabrielle “Gabby” Feltner recently joined the BJC School Outreach and Youth Development team as Community Health Educator. Thanks to a grant from Parkland Health Center Foundation, Gabby has been placed in St. Francois County schools to deliver much needed health classes to local students.
BJC School Outreach and Youth Development provides health prevention education and career exploration opportunities for K-12th grade youth. Their interactive programs equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions around health behaviors and academic success.
During the school year, Gabby works with 4th through 12th grade students in their schools four days a week. She teaches safety programs that include bullying prevention, emotional intelligence, and digital safety as well as a substance use/misuse program that covers tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. A big focus of her curriculum has been on electronic cigarettes, which have become a major public health concern.
Gabby graduated from Fontbonne University in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and Promotion. She has experience working with diverse populations and age groups in school and community settings.
Gabby’s favorite part of her job is being able to see the positive impact BJC has on students through educational programs. “I love our mission because we focus on prevention through education on relevant topics,” she says.
Learn more about how BJC School Outreach and Youth Development provides health prevention education and career exploration opportunities for K-12 youth at www.bjcschooloutreach.org.
The Parkland Health Center Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that was established in 2009. Its mission is to secure philanthropic support to enhance Parkland’s ability to provide excellent care with great compassion. For more information about the Foundation, contact Carla Crocker at 573.760.8523 or Carla.Crocker@bjc.org.