Educational Institutions

Education & Outreach Programming

Bring 3 Steps DetectSM to your High School or University

15-40 Connection is educating students, faculty, and staff with the lifesaving advantage of early cancer detection.

Our high impact educational programs take place in a variety of settings, from small classroom presentations to auditoriums full of students. We offer Train-the-Trainer programs, live webinars and in-person panel presentations with 15-40 Connection survivor speakers who share information about the health changes they experienced prior to their cancer diagnosis.

Program Components

  • Lead-in Education leveraging print, virtual, and your school’s unique institutional assets.
  • Core Education Teaches audience how to recognize and act on potential symptoms, and how to work with healthcare providers for early diagnosis.
    • Video-Assisted Curriculum: A facilitated Train-the-Trainer program best used when trainees will be sharing education with other students/staff. We provide the curriculum and training for onsite staff to bring early detection education into your classroom, staff meeting, and/or leadership training
    • Panel Presentation: Live panel presentation with young adult cancer survivors. Best used when large group can be gathered.
  • Event-Based Engagement: Athletics, Fundraising, Tabling, Student Group Events

Cost: Thanks to the support of generous donors, the education is FREE to schools.

(508) 869-5200

RAs at Worcester State University learn our early cancer detection education, so that they can advise the student population on how to address health changes.

Students at Doherty High School in Worcester are equipped with our 3 Steps Detect education as part of their health class curriculum.

King Philip High School in Wrentham held an “Orange Out” at a football game in memory of former student and 15-40 Connection supporter Henry Carr.

Over 100 members of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute football team attended a 3 Steps Detect education presentation where they learned how to identify and act on health changes, followed by a Q&A with testicular cancer survivor Asa Floyd.

Join the schools that offer this lifesaving education

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Assumption College
Babson College
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
Becker College
Bentley University
College of the Holy Cross
Delaware State University
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Nichols College
Roanoke College
Sacred Heart University
Salem State University
Southern Connecticut State University
Springfield College
St. Michael’s College
Texas Christian University
University of Connecticut
University of Saint Joseph
Wellesley College
Western New England University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Worcester State University

High Schools
Agawam High School
Algonquin Regional High School
Ashland High School
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Auburn High School
Ayer-Shirley High School

Bancroft School
Blackstone Valley Technical High School
Bromfield School
Burncoat High School
Chicopee High School
Claremont Academy
Clinton High School
Dedham High School
Doherty Memorial High School
Foxborough High School
Framingham High School
Franklin High School
Gardner High School
Grafton High School
Harwood Union High School
Haverhill High School
Holderness High School
Hopkinton High School
Hudson High School
Joseph P Keefe Technical High School
King Philip High School
Leicester High School
Leominster High School
Lewis Mills High School
Lunenburg High School
Marianapolis Preparatory School
Masconomet High School
Maynard High School
Medfield High School
Millbury High School
Millis High School

Montachusett Technical High School
Nashoba Valley Technical High School
Natick High School
Norwood High School
Notre Dame Academy (Worcester)
Palmer Trinity School
Pioneer Valley Regional High School
Pope Francis High School
Quabbin Regional High School
Rice Memorial High School
Roger Putnam Vocational Technical High School
Shepherd Hill Regional High School
Shrewsbury High School
South Burlington High School
South High Community School
St. John’s (Shrewsbury) High School
St. John’s High School
St. Peter-Marian High School
Swampscott High School
Tantasqua Regional High School
West Boylston Middle/High School
Westborough High School
Worcester Academy
Worcester Technical High School
Xaverian Brothers High School

Middle Schools
Martin Kellogg Middle School
Mountview Middle School
Worcester East Middle School

Here’s what students are saying:

  • I will for sure take any of my reoccurring changes in my health more seriously.
  • I never thought about the symptoms of cancer. I am so athletic that I think that I am invincible, but today I realized that I am not.
  • I actually have an injury right now and I am seeing a doctor tomorrow about it. Now there is no way that I’m leaving tomorrow until I know what’s wrong with me. Thank you!
  • These presentations gave me the confidence to speak up if I think something (with my health) is wrong.

Here’s what teachers are saying:

  • I love working with 15-40 Connection because it delivers such a valuable message to my students who are approaching the age where they are now responsible for their own health. They learn so much about knowing themselves and their bodies, and about being their own best advocate. The lessons 15-40 brings to my classroom reach so far beyond just cancer awareness; I really feel that the 15-40 speakers instill life-long knowledge that will benefit my students for years to come.

Jill Carter Science teacher at Shrewsbury High School


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