PSC students work with local children to provide healthy options

PSC students with CCC

This past fall semester at Potomac State College of West Virginia University, Assistant Professor Mollie Ravenscroft assigned students in her Social Problems in Contemporary America course to identify a social problem relevant to the tri-state area based on statistical support, develop a plan for intervention and/or education to the targeted group and then carry out the plan. Ashlee Ketterman, Jordan Lewis and Lori Neely worked together as a team to address obesity in Mineral County. For their final project, they focused on children serving healthy snacks and exercising with the four and five year olds at the Catamount Day Care Center. Pictured with the children from left are: Ketterman, a sophomore majoring in social work from Maysville, W.Va.; Lewis, a junior in the Regents Bachelors of Arts (RBA) degree program from Burlington, W.Va.; and Neely, a freshman pre-pharmacy major from LaVale, Md.