Jamie Zimmerman, a recent University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Health Science graduate, chose YES Institute as his internship site for his senior practicum project for the Spring 2019 semester.
While learning valuable skills at YES Institute including program evaluation, public speaking, and hands-on community and social change activities, Jamie also contributed a breakthrough idea to YES Institute – raising awareness and funds for our Communities for Safe Classrooms initiative through the online professional gaming world.
Jamie connected YES Institute to Hutch, a popular gaming streamer on twitch.tv/hutch For the month of June, Hutch will be encouraging his fans and subscribers to contribute to YES Institute’s suicide and bullying prevention programs. Our South Florida community was deeply impacted by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting tragedy, which speaks to the need for increased mental health services, bullying prevention education and community support services across South Florida. Contributions through Hutch will fund these programs in schools.
Jamie says, “In terms of my future plans, I am pursing my Masters Degree in public health at George Washington University and aim to achieve my PhD after that. My focus is adolescent health disparities, mainly in the category of obesity and diabetes, and, my scope will be fairly large while studying.”
YES Institute extends a sincere thank you to Jamie for his innovative ideas, and Hutch for his generosity to support student safety and well-being!
We also thank all of Hutch’s fans and subscribers who contributed to our giving opportunity this month!