Certifiably LIT is a peer to peer teaching model.

Students listen to their peers more than they listen to adults. An effective way to teach students something important, create a teaching method that utilizes this fact. Create a peer to peer delivery system that allows students to teach that information to their peers. Certifiably LIT is a peer to peer teaching model.
In September 2017 the first pilot teaching model of Certifiably L.I.T. Health Initiative version 1.0 was completed at Newark Tech High School’s TEAL Center. 38 students from Newark Tech’s TEAL Center were taught a health curriculum developed by developed and taught by Ironbound USA and the Rutgers School of Nursing.  The curriculum included knowledge on HIV, STD’s, smoking, teen pregnancy, diet plus other topics.  The students were taught the curriculum and then taught methods to teach the curriculum to their peers. Peer to peer teaching.
In September 2018 Certifiably LIT version 1.1 was taught to 41 Newark Tech TEAL students.  This was a revised and improved version of 1.0.  Again this was designed & developed by Ironbound USA and the Rutgers School of Nursing. The subjects were similar to 1.0 along with the addition of opioid use.  (read more)
In May 2019 Certifiably LIT version 2.0 was taught by Ironbound USA during our Spring Phase course at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, NJ. In version 2.0 we concentrated on Infection Control. According to the C.D.C. (Center for Disease Control) the best and most effective way to control the spread of the flu and colds is to regularly wash your hands. Yes hand washing.  We included a research element where we taught the students how to better research and source information. For example, information from the CDC is more credible and useful than reading something on “Joe’s Blog” and then using it as a source of information.  Inclusion of research and a story telling element along with the subject matter was the big difference from version 1.1 and 2.0  (read more)