Program Guide

The McMillen Center is recognized as the number one resource for health education in the Northern Indiana region – reaching nearly 40,000 youth a year. Whether you want to bring a group of students to the McMillen Center, have one of our educators visit your school or community group, or take part in an Interactive Videoconference program, you are sure to receive a fun, interactive program.
The cost for a McMillen Center program is $5.00 per student with no charge for adults and chaperones. Discounts are available when multiple grades from the same school visit.  Please call for details.
The McMillen Center offers 76 health education programs for pre-school through high school youth in the areas of:
  • General Health
  • Nutrition and Fitness
  • Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Prevention
  • Social and Emotional Health 
  • Disease Prevention and Early Detection
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Fort Wayne - South Bend Diocese Approved  
  • Girl Scouts
  • Parents, Worksite, and Senior Adults
  • Active Healthy Families Online Video Series
McMillen Center also offers programs for youth and adults with special needs covering content in nutrition, hygiene, tobacco prevention and sexuality.


Our curriculum is interdisciplinary in its approach, using a variety of teaching methods and tools, including hands-on models, role playing, and interactive games – all with the aid of advanced technology. Each program is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards for Health Education and the National Standards for Health Education. Our goal for our programs is to incorporate youth participation, making the learning environment fun and highly effective. Topics are age appropriate and designed to maximize positive outcomes in knowledge, attitude, and life-long behavior.
"Our presentation today was WONDERFUL! We send our compliments to our excellent presenter. He was very enthusiastic and covered a great deal of information very well! Thank you so much for arranging this for us."
Laurie Orlow, 3rd Grade Team, Aboite Elementary
"Your information on prescription drug abuse was most compelling and your presentation style very refreshing and interactive.  Thanks for sharing with all of us and kudos on a job well done!"
Marsha Worthington, Member of Indiana Society of Public Health Educators