New Virtual Field Trip Supported by the CVS Health Foundation, Discovery Education, and CATCH Global Foundation Empowers Anti-Vaping Heroes

May 2, 2022 1:50 PM ET
Press Release

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ — To help students learn to make healthy decisions for themselves and their community, Be Vape Free presents the new Be Vape Free Heroes Virtual Field Trip, premiering May 3rd at 1 PM ET. Be Vape Free is a nationwide initiative providing standards-aligned, no-cost, e-cigarette prevention resources for educators teaching grades 5-12 created in collaboration with the CVS Health Foundation, CATCH Global Foundation, and Discovery Education.

The Be Vape Free Heroes Virtual Field Trip introduces students to anti-vaping peers and leaders to learn about the dangers of vaping. Students will find out how social media and other factors can influence their decision-making about vaping, while gaining practical strategies to overcome peer pressure and tools to help those who are addicted find the courage and support to quit. Educators can use this Virtual Field Trip and accompanying classroom content and educator resources to inspire a new generation of health heroes by equipping students with tools they can use to help take a stand against vaping in their community. Learn more and register for the no-cost event virtual here.

“The new Be Vape Free Heroes Virtual Field Trip is another powerful resource created through this collaboration that, together with the core CATCH My Breath lessons, equips students with the knowledge and skills to make healthy choices,” said Marcella Bianco, National Program Director for CATCH My Breath at CATCH Global Foundation.

Be Vape Free ensures that everyone—students, parents, educators, and other community members—has access to no-cost, preventative resources that educate and empower young people to live healthier lives. With the support of teachers and community members, the Be Vape Free initiative is on a mission to foster the first vape-free generation. The Be Vape Free resources are available at BeVapeFree.com and through Discovery Education’s K-12 platform.

“With knowledge and know-how, students can accomplish anything, including inspiring their peers to live healthy, vape free lives,” said Beth Meyer, Vice President of Social Impact at Discovery Education. “In collaboration with the CVS Health Foundation and CATCH Global Foundation, we are helping educators support students as they design healthier futures.”

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Twitter and LinkedIn.

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CATCH Global Foundation
CATCH Global Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity founded in 2014. Our mission is to empower school communities to cultivate Whole Child wellness as a lever for student success and social equity. The Foundation links underserved schools and communities to the resources necessary to create and sustain healthy change for future generations. Learn more at www.catch.org

CVS Health Foundation
The CVS Health Foundation is a private charitable organization created by CVS Health that works to build healthier communities, enabling people of all ages to lead healthy, productive lives. The Foundation provides strategic investments to nonprofit partners throughout the U.S. who help increase community-based access to health care for underserved populations, create innovative approaches to chronic disease management and provide tobacco cessation and youth prevention programming. To learn more about the CVS Health Foundation and its giving, visit www.cvshealth.com/social-responsibility.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

 

Contacts
Brooks Ballard
CATCH Global Foundation
Email: brooks@catch.org

Eva Pereira
CVS Health
Email: PereiraE1@cvshealth.com

Grace Maliska
Discovery Education
Email: gmaliska@dicoveryed.com