Every month, members of the Fresh Check Day Network receive a newsletter including news and updates from the Jordan Porco Foundation, campus spotlights, booth features, and more! It’s a great way to learn what other campuses are doing and get inspired. Missed an issue or new to the Network? Find all of our archived Network Newsletters right here!
Best Practice Approved! | May 2023
Follow Your Art Release | February 2023
Year End Recap | December 2022
Using Media to Amplify Fresh Check Day | May 2022
Remembering Jordan Porco | February 2022
We’re Turning 10! | February 2021
Highlighting Hope | November 2020
Fresh Check Day in a COVID-19 World | August 2020
New Virtual planning tools, diversity resources, and more!
Virtual FCD Webinar, Online Gala, and more! | May 2020
The Jordan’s Journey Gala goes virtual honoring some Fresh Check Day all-stars!|Virtual FCD How-to Webinar coming June 17th|Nine out of Ten Program now accepting applicants.
Check-In at Home | April 2020
Bringing Fresh Check Day “Home.” In the wake of COVID-19 JPF has put together materials to bring the fun and uplifiting activities of Fresh Check Day to your students’ homes!
Booth Activities Spotlight | February 2020
Take a look at an awesome new Booth Activity from Knox College, meet Uplifter receipents from Worcester State University, and welcome Arizona into the Fresh Check Day Network!
Year End Survey Results | December 2019
Take a look at the dazzling year end results from student surveys and meet Uplifter reward recipients!
Keeping Fresh Check Day Fresh From Year to Year | November 2019
Learn how you can keep your students interested in Fresh Check Day from year to year, meet Uplifter reward recipients, and check out our 2018 Annual Report!
The Fresh Check Day Survey & You! | October 2019
Learn how important capturing Fresh Check Day data is, see how Three Rivers Community College is using Penny Wars to help benefit JPF, and take a look inside the Check In and Chill Out Booth!
Suicide Prevention Month | September 2019
Learn how you can be #initforlife during Suicide Prevention Month, take a look inside the Nine Out of Ten and Know Your Limit booth, and meet Rachel our Communications Manager!
Tips, Tricks, & Advice On Boosting Fresh Check Day Attendance | July 2019
Get advice on Fresh Check Day planning and promotion from a fellow coordinator; Take a look inside the At Ease booth at University of Kansas; Get to know a member of the Programs Staff!
Pride Month & Men’s Health Month | June 2019
Show love to the LGBTQ+ people in your life this month; Reach out to the men on your campus; See how St. Augustine University shows their pride through Booth Bank Activities; Get to know a member of the Programs Staff!
Mental Health Awareness Month | May 2019
Learn how JPF is #stickinit2stigma during Mental Health Awareness month and how you can be a part of it!; A recap of the spring semester; Checking in on YOUR mental health with Rhonda Spaziani; Jordan’s Journey annual gala awards; Booth Bank Activities; Welcoming new states into the Fresh Check Day Network; Get to know a member of the Programs Staff!
NEW Updates and Web Features | March 2018
Introducing Fresh Check Day Uplifters; It’s here – a new online Booth Activity Bank!; A new For Students section on freshcheckday.com; Promo Corner: Featuring 2 great promotional videos produced by Westfield State University; Book your 2019 event; Support our Gala
Happy New Year | December 2017
A look back at Fresh Check Day by the numbers in 2017; Award nominations open; Stories of Hope: An East Carolina University student shares what Fresh Check Day meant to her; Fresh Check Day in the wake of Hurricane Harvey: A testimony by Dr. Patrick Luckingbeal from University of Houston
Giving Tuesday | November 2017
Wear Jeans for Jordan this #GivingTuesday – Dress down for a cause; Introducing our 2016 Annual Report
New Year. New Booths. | August 2017
Introducing Nine out of Ten Ambassadors: A new program for college students; Unveiling 4 new Fresh Check Day booths
Honoring Outstanding Work | April 2017
Recognition of 2016 award winners; Inside the Booths: Paint Your Art Out at Southwest Minnesota State University; Network Referral Program shout out and reminder; New college student program coming soon; Four-legged friend at Fresh Check Day; 13 Reasons Why
A Year to Look Back On | December 2016
A look back at the tremendous accomplishments of Fresh Check Day in 2016, including data results and student testimonials outlining the program’s impact
Fall is for Fresh Check Day | October 2016
Congratulations on a busy and successful Fall Fresh Check Day season; Fresh Check Day returns to Eastern Connecticut State University; Inside the Booths: Elephant in the Room; Grant Opportunity: Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention; Exhibiting at The Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) Conference; Save the Date: Jordan’s Journey 2017 Gala on March 25th!
Welcome Back! | August 2016
Things to keep in mind with Fall Fresh Check Days around the corner; Create-your-own booth banners; CCSU receives federal funding for suicide prevention; Planning page makeover
Mental Health Awareness Month | May 2016
A nod to Mental Health Awareness Month; recognizing award winners; Getting social: examples of utilizing social media at Fresh Check Day; Inside the Booths: Mood Matters; Intern Thank You’s; Welcoming JPF’s new Outreach Coordinator; Revealing the Fresh Check Day tent service trailer’s brand new look!
Marketing Your Fresh Check Day | February 2016
Advertising and promotion best practices; CUA holds first 2016 Fresh Check Day (in D.C.!); Inside the Booths: YOUnique; Schedule an Out of the Darkness Campus Walk
We Made a Difference in 2015 | December 2015
A look back at the impact Fresh Check Days had on campuses in 2015
Awards and Updates! | November 2015
Fresh Check Day award nominations; New booths for 2016; Updates to the Division of Labor and Materials Agreement; Samaritans adds texting services to statewide suicide helpline
I was the 1 in 10 | September 2015
Recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day; Kick-off Inspiration; Returning School Fresh Check Day Interest Application; Speaker’s Corner: Kevin Hines; Admins at Fresh Check Day
Connect us to YOUR Network | August 2015
Help us reach more schools; Welcome new staff; A new Nine out of Ten program; New planning documents web page; shipping prizes and Event Day Guides; Kevin Breel’s speaking tour and new book
Recapping the Spring Season | May 2015
Highlights from our 7 schools who hosted Fresh Check Day in Spring 2015
There is no “I” in Fresh Check Day | March 2015
The power of planning committees; Utilizing the planning documents online; We’re going to Texas; Congratulations to our 2015 Award Winners; GLS grant informational webinar
Thinking BIG About Fresh Check Day | February 2015
Thinking BIG; “The Evolution to My Thinking About Fresh Check Day” by Betsy Cracco, University of Connecticut; Inside the Booths: Active Minds at Connecticut College; New promo video; Active Minds Healthy Campus Award; The new model for comprehensive booth messaging; “Small Budget and Quick Planning” by Kathleen Ahern, Gateway Community College
Welcome | January 2015
Welcome and what’s this all about?; We’re growing; Introducing our new website; Get to know your programming staff; New name, new motto