Energize

Funded by the YMCA Endowment Fund, Energize is an in-school program that strives to cater to preventing childhood obesity by providing lessons on healthy eating choices and the importance of 60 minutes of exercise per day.

Programming runs from September through May and classes meet anywhere from 40 to 60 minutes every other week. Each class receives an enriching experience through active and visual lessons and additional physical education to add to their school day.

Energize in the Community
The Energize program currently incorporates sessions on health and wellness to 36 MCCSC 4th grade classrooms in all 13 MCCSC elementary schools. Energize collaborates with IU School of Public Health, IU Community Health, IU Public Health, Bloomington Parks and Recreation, and Active Living Coalition.

The Goals of Energize:

  • Prevent childhood obesity
  • Develop healthy lifestyles
  • Improve behavior
  • Increase physical activity in the school schedule
  • Promote positive character development by providing activities that emphasize team building
  • Create awareness of healthy food choices and their benefits by incorporating "My Plate" education

Interested?
Are you a principal or teacher interested in learning more about the Energize program and what it can do for your school? Contact the Community Youth Outreach Coordniator, Ashley Lowers, at (812) 961-2154 or alowers@monroecountyymca.org.

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