School Wellness

Many years ago, Stosh began doing wellness programs for students, K-college. He learned quickly that entertainment was the best way to get, and keep, the attention of youthful audiences, so, he began using music, theatrics, and humor, and has never looked back.

K-6

At the elementary level, Mark uses music lavishly. Much of it he has written, but he also uses parodies and popular music, with karoake back up. He also portrays different characters, just to keep things interesting. “Charlie Choose”, one of the “Choose Brothers”, is an example. Content includes, exercise, nutrition, self-esteem, and, for grades 4-6, a strong anti-drug, alcohol and tobacco message.

Middle School / Junior High

Here, the same methodology is used, but the content is weighted toward stress that teens face, and more on drugs. Often, Stosh will have his friend “Tony Silliano” (former mechanic from The Bronx) substitute for him. Students usually find Tony’s New York accent very compelling, so keeping their attention is not an issue. Besides the normal wellness concepts, Tony also talks about ATOD, and can highlight the benefits of sexual abstinence, in a very palatable way.

High School

The relationship of wellness (including choices concerning sexuality anddrugs), to present and future success, is Stosh’s focus at the secondary level. Entertainment remains the major vehicle, but he uses a bunch of attention-getting photos (PowerPoint) to embellish the ideas that he presents. Students and staff often comment, they’ll never forget a particular concept because of the humorous and memorable visuals.

Many years ago, Stosh began doing wellness programs for students, K-college. He learned quickly that entertainment was the best way to get, and keep, the attention of youthful audiences, so, he began using music, theatrics, and humor, and has never looked back. K-6
At the elementary level, Mark uses music lavishly. Much of it he has written, but he also uses parodies and popular music, with karoake back up. He also portrays different characters, just to keep things interesting. “Charlie Choose”, one of the “Choose Brothers”, is an example. Content includes, exercise, nutrition, self-esteem, and, for grades 4-6, a strong anti-drug, alcohol and tobacco message.
Middle School / Junior High
Here, the same methodology is used, but the content is weighted toward stress that teens face, and more on drugs. Often, Stosh will have his friend “Tony Silliano” (former mechanic from The Bronx) substitute for him. Students usually find Tony’s New York accent very compelling, so keeping their attention is not an issue. Besides the normal wellness concepts, Tony also talks about ATOD, and can highlight the benefits of sexual abstinence, in a very palatable way.
High School
The relationship of wellness (including choices concerning sexuality anddrugs), to present and future success, is Stosh’s focus at the secondary level. Entertainment remains the major vehicle, but he uses a bunch of attention-getting photos (PowerPoint) to embellish the ideas that he presents. Students and staff often comment, they’ll never forget a particular concept because of the humorous and memorable visuals.