SEED AWARDS GRANT TO DOVER HIGH SCHOOL Partnership with Wentworth-Douglass Funds CPR ProgramNovember 15, 2019
DOVER, NH, November 14, 2019 - The Seacoast Educational Endowment for Dover (“SEED”), a non- profit organization that promotes academic excellence by providing innovation grants to Dover educators, recently partnered with Wentworth-Douglass Hospital to fund CPR/First Aid training at Dover High School.
The donation, valued at $1,036, was given to Health and Wellness teacher Mary Jean Hippern and used to purchase mannequins, manuals, and video tutorials. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped. CPR keeps oxygenated blood flowing to the brain and other vital organs until medical personnel arrive.
“CPR and first aid are lifelong skills that every person should know,” said Hippern. “One of my former students performed CPR on his father, he later spoke to the school board about the importance for all students to learn CPR, stating it was one of the most valuable things he learned in high school.”
In addition to life-saving skills, some vocations require CPR certification for employment. “We are so excited to work with Wentworth-Douglass to bring this critical programming to the high school,” said Sue Vitko, Chair, SEED Board of Directors. To learn more about SEED, please visit www.DoverSEED.org