Vision screening is a great way for students to give back to their school community, learn a new skill, and help ensure that children in their school district receive a vision screening. Prevent Blindness Wisconsin supports collaboration between school district nurses and high school students looking for volunteer opportunities. Prevent Blindness Wisconsin provides Certified Children’s Vision Screener Trainings to high school students to help facilitate vision screenings at elementary schools within their school district. It’s a great way for students to get hands-on public health experience.
Many of the student groups we work with supports students’ interest in pursuing a career in healthcare or are members of Health Youth Apprentice programs, Health Occupation Student Associations, or Diversity in Healthcare. However, any student organization or club looking to volunteer is eligible for this free, hands-on training. The training can be completed during class time or after school. Students will receive certification that is valid for three years. Through the training, students will learn:
Following the training, students will work with their school district nurse to utilize their new skills by providing vision screenings for elementary students within their school district.
For more inforamtion on how to start this program in your school, contact Shelby LaTona, Community Health Manager, at [email protected] or (414)-765-0505 ext.103.