This year, Urban Initiatives is proud to be the host organization for the Healthy Places project focusing in the New City Community!
We will work in 5 community schools (some who already have our Work to Play Program, and some new recruits) to rally around the CPS Wellness Policy and initiate some projects to enhance healthy school environments. Also, we will be working on a Healthy Places to Walk project that involves examining the quality of biking and walking.
Ultimately, our goal is to be ready to do the Go for the Gold! (also known as the HealthierUS Schools Challenge) application next spring, so that our schools can receive public celebration and a monetary honorarium to fund further health and wellness projects.
Our schools are getting excited about projects that are important to them!
Fulton school is looking forward to a visit from the friendly Truck Farm folks to learn about school gardening in preparation for the garden they want to build on their grounds next spring.
Libby school wants to use the beautiful Sherman park (right across the street from them, and where we host our weekly soccer games) to stage a Walk-a-Thon that will engage students and families in a healthy group activity.
Daley school is working on a schedule that will include recess for all students!
It is a busy fall in New City, so check back for more updates on healthy happenings!