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Y implements PHC grant (continued) 

Charlotte Michel, the Y's Land Group Exercise Coordinator, is overseeing the implementation of the program at these schools.  Y staff - Dale Maynor, CJ Jardstrom and Daniel Lewandowski - will be working daily in partnership with the PE techs to supplement the SPARKS curriculum with activities that emphasize balance, agility, strength and flexibility training. Also, Y staff Megan McAuliffe will rotate to the schools each week to lead a contemporary group exercise class, such as Zumba, Kick Boxing or Pilates.


The Y receives a $20,000 Healthier Communities Grant!     (dated 8/31/11)

The Shasta Family YMCA received a $20,000 Pioneering Healthier Communities grant to enhance our local Healthy Students Initiative in partnership with Healthy Shasta, the McConnell Foundation and Shasta County Public Health!

The program will enable the Y's Healthy Living Department to introduce contemporary group exercise in our three Healthy Students Initiative schools:  Bella Vista Elementary, Cypress Elementary and Lassen View Elementary. Research has shown that contemporary group exercise can be essential in building balance, core strength, agility and posture; all of which can improve students’ physical and academic performance.

The Shasta Family YMCA is committed to significantly expanding our group exercise program, on land and in water, for people of all ages and abilities. This exciting new program supports our mission of bringing fun, active and healthy activities that make a lifelong impact on youth struggling with obesity.

Check back to learn more about how this new grant funded program helps our children live healthier and happier lives. Or, for more information contact April Jurisich, Shasta County Public Health, Healthy Students Initiative Coordinator at 245-6843, or Sheri Richmond, Shasta Family YMCA, Director of Healthy Living at 246-9622.

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