Lane College

Jackson, Tennessee

CHRISTOPHER GIDEN

Lessons learned from this project include:

  • Many people confined in their homes were uneasy about being on camera.

  • People respond better to short videos rather than flyers and posters.

  • I learned about how to manage my weight and how to make healthy choices.

  • People do not like taking surveys.

ERINN BUCKNER

Lessons learned from this project include:

  • Students on campus of Lane College are apprehensive about the COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Single professional staff 40 and under seek the COVID-19 vaccination more than staff 40 and over with families.

JACOB SMITH

Lessons learned from this project include:

  • Some men grew up without a positive remodel in their lives and it can be very hard to be something, that you have never seen.

  • Black men are champions at taking the responsibility of being a father to children that are not biologically theirs

  • Most men would like to be in their children's lives, however there can be many obstacles in place for the father.

  • Men do not want to be ONLY financial supporters of their children “child support dads”.

DE'SHAWN BARNES

Lessons learned from this project include:

  • Many people confined in their homes were uneasy about being on camera.

  • People respond better to short videos rather than flyers and posters.

  • I learned about how to manage my weight and how to make healthy choices.

  • People do not like taking surveys.

DAMONTE ANDERSON

Lessons learned from this project include:

  • You can learn from the people who you are trying to teach. Change is a two-way street.

  • African American men are willing to learn and do better when given a chance

  • Even when everything is planned put well, small obstacles will happen

ALIAH HARRIS

JOVONTE MAHONE

Lessons learned from this project include:

  •  It is best to have interventions on weekends that people don’t have to worry about interfering with their work hours.

  • Although social media is a popular way for communicating, some people still appreciate a more personal touch such as a phone call or visit.

  • Men are more open to talk about issues when it is made relatable to them.

Contact

Phone: 615-327-5916

 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard Nashville, TN 37208

HBCU Wellness Project is located on the second floor of the Old Hospital, in the West Wing, Suite 248.

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This Project is sponsored through an appropriation by the State of Tennessee's Legislative Black Caucus.