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Help Us Achieve Our Vision: Be Your Best You
Tioga County of the future is a healthy place to live, work, and play. Citizens act responsibly and respect and contribute to each other, the environment, and the community. -- excerpt from the Tioga County Partnership Holistic Goal
The "Be Your Best You" campaign began in 2010 with voice recordings done by Tioga County locals who described how they can be their personal best. With help from our local partner radio station, KC101 FM, the ads were aired to the public. Further "Be Your Best You" radio ads included tips that encouraged good decision-making. Perhaps you've heard the tagline, "What do YOU do to be YOUR best you???" The campaign continues on quarterly placemats that are distributed to many area restaurants. Each seasonal placemat displays local statistics, messages for healthy living, lists of free community events, coloring activities for kids, and positive messaging provided by our Partners.
A sampling of Be Your Best You messages:
- Did you know that Tioga County teens who drink alcohol before age 15 are five times more likely to become alcohol dependent than those who wait until age 21? Underage drinking can cause permanent brain damage and increase the risk of stroke. If you give alcohol to a minor, you risk their future health; you also risk your future with up to a year in jail and a $2500 fine. Be Your Best You: don’t give alcohol to minors. A message from the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health, funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
- Is your child going to start kindergarten this year? You’re probably already helping him or her prepare by reading together and exploring things, but are you helping them learn self-control? It’s as big a part of school as ABCs. Self-control is about controlling emotions, responding appropriately to frustration, getting along with others, and becoming independent. Children are not born with self-control; you have to teach it. Start by explaining the consequences of good and bad behavior, by playing games that require taking turns and paying attention, and most of all by setting a good example. Be Your Best You. A message from the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health.
- Did you know that what children learn before kindergarten affects how well they will do in school and even what they might be when they grow up? Quality early learning can change a child’s life. And when Tioga County’s children reach their full potential, we all benefit. Learn how to choose a quality early learning program for your kids. And slow down. Set aside time to read, talk, and play. It’s fun, and you’ll learn something too. Be Your Best You: help kids reach their full potential. A message from the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health.
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