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A Healthier Boston, One Step at a Time with Our Youth

I-PhiT4Life, Boston's Bridge to Excellence, Inc.
In Partnership with BCYF Cleveland Community Center Presents

I-PhiT4Life Gymboree: A Healthier Boston, One Step at a Time with Our Youth.
 September 10th-14TH 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 A Healthier Boston, One Step at a Time with our Youth

I-PhiT4Life Gymboree Mission:  Promote healthy living and encourage our youth to assume responsibility for their health.

"Together, we have come a long way toward making Boston a healthier city, and Boston Moves for Health is the next step forward," said Mayor Thomas Menino. With our Mayor's vision, I-PhiT4Life, Boston's Bridge to Excellence (BB2E) and BCYF, Cleveland Community Center are educating the City of Boston on the following September Public Health Initiatives:
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness
  • National Cholesterol Education
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness
  • Fruit and Veggie - More Matter
It is easy to make a resolution to get fit, but staying active in all seasons can be a challenge.

"Our goal is to keep our students who were in our summer program healthy year round," said Dejon Rice, President/CEO of Boston's  Bridge to Excellence. We have incorporated the First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" Child Obesity Campaign, Nutrition, Hands Only CPR, Cholesterol Education and the Gold Ribbon for Childhood Cancer.  

To effect social change, we must first assess our own health. Kyla Simmons, a 16-year-old student at the Community Academy of Science and Health (CASH) made a huge impact as a summer Boston Youth Fund Teen Employee overseeing the Boston moves for Health girls program at the Cleveland Community Center. Kyla recognizes through education that she as well as her peers can fight against obesity and lower their chances of high cholesterol and cancer.

Education is an important factor contributing to our youth's chances of leading productive and responsible lives. "Peer educators is a group of diverse student leaders who combine their passion for health education and wellness with a desire to make a difference in their community," stated Mike Triant Administrator at BCYF.

All activities will be held at BCYF Cleveland 11 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA 02122.

Contact Information:

Boston's Bridge to Excellence, Inc.
Sophia Bishop-Rice (617) 635-5141

Posted: September 6, 2012     Nancy J Conrad

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