STUDENTS FIRST PROGRAM
WE ENCOURAGE HEALTHY FUTURES, AND THAT INCLUDES OUR STUDENTS!
James Tressel, president of Youngstown State University
“We feel blessed that we have this opportunity to really make our employees and our students and our community confident, because all of these people going onto campus are going back into the community, so we want to make sure they go back into the community very safe.”
Tom Yazvac, Superintendent Springfield Local Schools
“First of all, just by the design of this quad station, it keeps everybody socially distant so kids can move quickly, 20 seconds to wash their hands, grab a towel and move on, so kids can move through quickly while maintaining proper distance.”
“Hand-washing never goes out of style. Pandemic or not, we have to keep hand washing, so we’ll be using these long after the pandemic leaves us."
Center for Disease Control, Global Handwashing Day
Keeping students' hands clean can increase school attendance rates by 29%-57%.
"Handwashing education and access to soap in schools can help improve attendance."
David Ditzler, Mahoning County Commissioner
"We thought, maybe this would give [students] more incentive to go to school in person. If we can provide one to them, then the school systems might say, 'This is great. We’ll put one at the stadium for kids to wash, one inside the school, one in the cafeteria.'"