Spring activity afterschool programs available for area youth
Programs aim to get kids physically active
April 15, 2014
The Healthy Community Coalition is collaborating with area organizations to offer afterschool programs to get kids physically active. The programs provide a structured opportunity for kids to learn a new skill and get healthy at the same time. Many programs are also working with the 5210 Let’s Go! program to promote healthy messages during the activities.
Rangeley FitKidz! -Rangeley Fitness Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4 p.m. Registrations for this program are ongoing through June 2. Students in grades 5-12 are FREE! This includes a free gym membership for the duration of the program. For more information contact Jeff or Lindsay at 864-3055.
Let’s Go Afterschool! -Stratton School on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Registrations are ongoing through May 27th. Cost is $1/day. This program is for students in grades 1-4. For more information contact Millie Howard at 491-4988.
Strong Spring Walking Program at Strong School on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4 p.m. during the month of May. Cost is FREE! For more information contact Joy York 491-5811.
UMF Spring Conditioning Program at UMF Fitness & Recreation Center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, April 14 through May 2 from 2:30-4 p.m. This is a FREE program for middle school students. For more information contact the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center 778-7505.
Summer Programs will also be offered at Strong Elementary and Rangeley Fitness Center. Details coming soon!
The Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County EveryBody initiative is part of the Communities Transforming initiative and made possible with funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with MaineHealth.
About Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County
Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County, founded in 1989, is one of the oldest health coalitions in the country. Its mission is to measurably improve the wellbeing of all people in Greater Franklin County and neighboring towns using a coordinated public health approach of education, promotion, and outreach. With its qualified staff of public health professionals, Healthy Community Coalition offers health screenings, health information, programs and events to support healthy lifestyles that prevent disease and improve quality of life. Its community outreach efforts appear in every town and corner of the region. For more information, please visit www.fchn.org/hcc.
About Communities Transforming
Communities Transforming is an initiative that currently helps fuel 10 different programs in seven rural Maine counties. Each program is designed and implemented on a community level and tackles health issues, including promoting healthier lifestyles, increasing healthful eating, and reducing chronic diseases. Communities Transforming is made possible with funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with MaineHealth and a variety of local organizations in Androscoggin, Franklin, Oxford, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and Waldo Counties, many of which are MaineHealth member or affiliate hospitals.
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