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City Scholars Foundation
Aiming to combat the growing epidemic of childhood obesity in America (more than 25% of school-age children are overweight in Los Angeles County alone), Dole Food Company ($10,000), Nestle USA ($10,000), the WNBA Los Angeles SPARKS (Staples Center Celebration Host) and Kaiser Permanente ($5,000) have teamed up to help us expand our AfterSchool Leadership Academy's Health & Wellness Initiative.
As an innovative, tuition-free, "training through action" program, this annual initiative involves our City Scholars AfterSchool NetworkÂ® (CSAN), member agencies with an interactive Health & Wellness Forum (May 21) and a special 90-Day "follow up" Health & Wellness Curriculum Challenge (May 21- August 28) that together are designed to give them the tools they need and challenge them to develop, implement and evaluate creative and cost-effective ways to help more than 10,000 inner-city kids in the greater Los Angeles community eat better, exercise more and have fun making healthy living a way of life for themselves and their families.
Best of all, we look forward to celebrating their efforts and the support of our Health & Wellness Partners at a special half-time celebration to be hosted by the WNBA Los Angeles SPARKS at Staples Center on August 28 before an estimated crowd of over 7,500 fans!
For more information about our Health & Wellness Initiative, to attend and/or support our upcoming Health & Wellness Forum, Curriculum Challenge or Health & Wellness Celebration (August 28), please contact Amber Martinez, Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 627-1792
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