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LifeSmarts OTC Medicine Safety Mentoring Project

2017 is the Year of Health and Safety at LifeSmarts, and high school participants have an exciting community service opportunity: to become OTC medicine safety mentors.

The OTC Medicine Safety Mentoring Project is designed with LifeSmarts students in mind, and based on educational materials produced by Scholastic.

The project promotes safe medicine storage, safe use of OTC medicine, and understanding the Drug Facts label. High school students demonstrate leadership by teaching 5th and 6th graders about medicine safety. The lesson is easy to adapt to classroom, club, and community settings.

Students who become mentors will receive recognition and are eligible to win prizes and scholarships. Participating coaches are rewarded, too!

LifeSmarts thanks McNeil Consumer Healthcare for an unrestricted educational grant to sponsor this project.

Click these links to get started:

OTC Medicine Safety for the High School Classroom

OTC Medicine Safety for the Middle School Classroom (including the mentoring lessons)

OTC Medicine Safety for the Community