Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services


This senior capstone examines health disparities among high school students that attend Central Coast High School, a continuation high school that serves only 11th and 12th graders in Seaside, California that are not in line to graduate due to the lack of credits and are below a 2.0 grade point average. The primary purpose of this project is to bring resources to the most vulnerable students and create awareness on the importance of being healthy. The wellness fair brought aide and resources for problems like addiction, alcohol abuse, depression, suicide, and birth control due to the increasing numbers of students with mental health challenges. The benefits of this project are educating students on the importance of maintaining good overall health and providing them with much needed resources. Future steps would be to implement this project across all traditional high schools at least once every year including Central Coast High.