What's News? Winter 2023

News · Feb 08, 2023

Community Connections

2021 Publix Too Good For Drugs Jr. Classic Graphic with Carmen & Wagner



Publix Too Good for Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic 

The C. E. Mendez Foundation has deep roots in the Tampa area. Ongoing investments in our community have been a part of our mission for nearly a half century. One such event is the annual Publix Too Good for Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic. This free, fun day out for the family is a great opportunity for a little exercise and some friendly competition. Carmen the Cool Cat and Wagner the Peaceable Pup will be there along with Pepperjack to cheer on the kids. If you’re in the Tampa area, register today for fun family run on Saturday, February 18th, 2023.

Online registration closes Wednesday, February 15.

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Curriculum News

Nutrition Education

Seeds of Nutrition - Grade 6

We are thrilled to announce Seeds of Nutrition for Grade 6, available now for implementation.  

We believe the best way to prepare children and adolescents for success in life is to promote their self-efficacy and hope for the future to foment a priority for one’s own health.  Seeds of Nutrition teaches sixth graders about the role of nutrients, hydration, exercise, and rest in healthy body function and their short and long-term health with the skills and strategies to make decisions aligned with their bright futures.

We’ve taken the same research-based constructs that have been effectively employed in our substance use and violence prevention programs for decades to an innovative approach to prevention based nutrition education to foster a committment within the students to their healthy futures with the skills to reach their potential.

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Substance Use Prevention

Too Good for Drugs - Grade 3

In TGFD for Grade 3, students take a fun and interactive journey of setting reachable goals, communicating effectively, and making responsible decisions. 

Lessons develop self-efficacy and interpersonal skills and reinforce those skills through interactive, social activities. 

Substance use prevention topics are presented at a developmentally appropriate level to prepare resistance and refusal skills.  This edition features web-based classroom resources for enhanced lesson delivery.

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Character Education, Violence and Bullying Prevention

A Peaceable Place - Grade 3

A Peaceable Place for Grade 3 provides opportunities for students to learn and practice peaceable living through a fun and interactive journey of self-efficacy and interpersonal skills development. 

Problem solving skills and sorting skills are introduced to prepare young children to resolve disagreements and to compromise and find pro-social solutions to bullying situations.  Additional concepts covered in the curriculum are tailored to the intellectual, cognitive, and social development of the student. 

Concepts include maintaining self-control, managing anger, resolving conflict, and managing bully situations.  This edition features web-based classroom resources for enhanced lesson delivery.

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Upcoming Open Enrollment Trainings

Curriculum Trainings:

February 7-9, 2023 – Atlanta, GA
June 13-15, 2023 – Chicago, IL

Too Good Curriculum Trainings combine evidence-based prevention strategies and proven best practices to give you the skills, knowledge base, and confidence to deliver Too Good effectively.  Our professional trainers bring extensive, real-world classroom experience to our training sessions so you can get the most out of your Too Good implementation.
Open Enrollment Training Sessions for Too Good for DrugsToo Good for Violence, and Seeds of Nutrition for Elementary, Middle School, and High School are available in single day sessions in each development level.

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Upcoming Conferences

CADCA National Leadership Forum

National Harbor, Maryland
January 30-February 1, 2023

Texas Annual Professional School Counselor Conference

Red Rock, Texas
February 12-14, 2023

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