It all started with Staten Island's Port Richmond High School back in February...they were honored as New York City's first CPR Smart school during American Heart Month. Then came the Juan Morel Campos Secondary School in Brooklyn. Not to be outdone, Manhattan achieved their first CPR Smart designation in April when Gregorio Luperon High School for Science and Mathematics made their promise to train every student in basic CPR. (See a great article here from our friends at El Diario - I've never sounded better! - http://www.eldiariony.com/estudiantes-secundaria-aprenden-salvar-vidas) Then last week, two more schools from Brooklyn and Manhattan joined our growing list of city schools who are prioritizing this lifesaving training for all of their students. Congratulations to the School for Human Rights (Brooklyn) and Cascades High School (Manhattan)!
Here are some great photos of the presentation to these schools when they participated in our recent meeting of the NYC Board of Directors:
(Left - Board Chair, David Lefkowitz presents the CPR Smart recognition to The School for Human Rights representative Ariana Covington)
(Left - Board President, Dr. Larry Chinitz presents the CPR Smart designation to teacher James Walther of Cascades High School.)
And in case you missed them, here are links to the press coverage from our first two CPR Smart Schools: