We invest in health to help children build a better future for themselves.
Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to getting and staying healthy. So our health programs focus on two important things: 1) developing healthy habits and 2)connecting kids with services when they need help. We focus on health because health issues are often the factor plunging families into poverty. Plus the conditions many kids face make them predisposed to health issues.
iFIT: HEALTH EDUCATION
Our iFit program focuses on childhood obesity that includes nutrition and physical education.Kids learn about healthy eating, participate in cooking sessions, and get active through play and exercise! As a part of our program, we promote health in the community at schools, health fairs, family events, and more! Our overall goal is to promote healthy lifestyles.
iCHOOSE: SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
iChoose addresses the lack of comprehensive sex education programs in our community. It is our goal to increase education and awareness of sexual and reproductive health for youth in our programs. For the upcoming year, we will be providing lessons at one of our local middle schools and look to expand to future schools.
It is our mission to increase the use of health services by making sure they are available and affordable. We provide dental services to children and youth in our program as well as access to medical services. Dental care is provided by our Future Smiles Dental Clinic and medical services by the Stephens Medical Clinic. We understand that it starts at home first, so we also work with partners to provide assistance to our families.
You can find out more information about our dental program here:Future Smiles Dental Clinic