The Healthy Haiku Training Manual and approach was evaluated with a Post-doc Fellowship from Morehouse School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Tuskegee University. It received an Achievement Award for the evaluation research conducted.
"Dr. Imani, thank you for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm about health and poetry with my students. Your healthy haiku workshop taught my students how to make healthy choices and express themselves through dance, rhythm and poetry."
- Rachel Kanter First Grade Teacher at the DeKalb Prep Academy, Atlanta, GA.
"The workshop was amazing!...I enjoyed every aspect"
"Please come back; you were perfect!"
"I'm really glad that my counselor chose me to come here. It was a great experience. I learned a lot"
Comments from Youth in St. Croix following Workshop!
On behalf of Aya Academy of Excellence, thank you for your service to our youth attending the Atlanta CARES STEMfest at Georgia Tech on Saturday, November 24, 2012. Your presentation, Healthy Haiku, empowered our youth as they became informed about the power of expression...Your extensive training and expertise was a tremendous contribution to the nearly 300 students and 40 parents who participated in our conference. For many, this was their first exposure to a professional conference and sessions focused on STEM. Your efforts certainly changed the trajectory of the under-served youth in attendance.
- Stephanie Hunte - AYA Academy