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OnQ is proud to partner with the Highmark Foundation and its investment in promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors in children from ages 6 to 18.

The Healthy High 5 program addresses five critical children's health issues - nutrition, physical activity, self-esteem, grieving and bullying.


OnQ's June 4-7, 2007 coverage:
Self-Esteem: An Essential Element

Monday | June 4 at 7:30pm
Self EsteemCOVER STORY: BOOSTING SELF-ESTEEM - OnQ begins another week of coverage in the Highmark Healthy High 5 series. In this report, Michael Bartley visits a local first grade class where the Heartwood Institute "seven core attributes" are boosting self-esteem.

ALSO FEATURED: Empowering Youth - One of many helpful programs for building self esteem is CLAAY (Career Literacy for African American Youth). CLAAY helps to empower young people to achieve career and educational goals through one-on-one mentoring and tutoring.

DISCUSSION: DANA ROFEY, Ph.D. - A psychologist in the Weight Management and Wellness Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Rofey is also an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her research focus centers on mood and increasing body esteem in adolescents.
RELATED LINK:
Highmark Healthy High 5

Tuesday | June 5 at 7:30pm
COVER STORY: GIRLS HOPE - This Pittsburgh organization provides a supportive environment for disadvantaged girls, boosting their self-esteem, and providing hope for a successful life. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports.
RELATED LINK:
Girls Hope

ALSO FEATURED: BOY SCOUTING AND SELF-ESTEEM - For boys, scouting has a long track record of building character and bolstering self-esteem. In this report, prominent Pittsburgh men reflect on their achievement of earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. OnQ contributor Andy Masich reports.
RELATED LINK:
Boy Scouts of America - Greater Pittsburgh Council
List of Notable Eagle Scouts

AND: GARDENING FOR SELF-ESTEEM - At Glade Run Lutheran Services in Zelienople, "greenhouse therapy" helps improve self-esteem in children with difficult backgrounds. OnQ contributor Doug Oster reports.

Wednesday | June 6 at 7:30pm
COVER STORY: Golf, Grow, Grades, Graduate - That's the motto of the Pittsburgh Youth Golf Foundation. Founded in 1991, the goal of this unique organization is to introduce golf to at-risk children in the Pittsburgh area. OnQ's Chris Moore explains how this sport is helping to improve the self-esteem and self-discipline of thousands of youngsters in 6th - 8th grades.
RELATED LINK:
Pittsburgh Youth Golf Foundation

ALSO FEATURED: SELF-ESTEEM & BODY IMAGE - When it comes to self-image and self-doubt, teens fight an uphill battle. Many are confused, even depressed when comparing their own looks with those of celebrities. In this segment, our sister program, Teens OnQ, offers this report showing the tricks, the tools, and the reality behind "movie star looks."

DISCUSSION: LAWRENCE NEWMAN, PH.D. - From the Behavioral Health team at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Newman discusses the importance of self-esteem in children.
RELATED LINK:
Highmark Healthy High 5

Thursday | June 7 at 7:30pm
COVER STORY: GIRLS ON THE RUN - This unique program helps to build self-esteem in young girls. OnQ's Tonia Caruso explains how tennis shoes, track and teamwork are making a big difference in the lives of so many local girls.
RELATED LINK:
Girls On The Run

ALSO FEATURED: THE BRADLEY CENTER & THE HOLLYWOOD THEATER - What might seem like an unlikely pairing is boosting self-esteem in teenagers. The Bradley Center, a treatment facility for children with challenged backgrounds, is staffing the newly-renovated Hollywood Theater in Dormont with some of its teenaged residents. The venture is paying off for the community and the teens.

AND: STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION - These hard-working Pittsburgh teenagers take summer jobs in local parks, clearing brush, building trails and building confidence. They say the "bonus" in their end-of-summer paycheck is self-esteem. Tonia Caruso reports.
RELATED LINK:
The Student Conservation Association

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