Health & Wellness Initiative

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      Our primary focus is the promotion of wellness and combatting of childhood obesity in the general population of Connecticut youth.


BGClubThe Health & Wellness Initiative brings the message of fitness and healthy lifestyles to schools, community groups, and residential treatment facilities for at-risk youth ages 8-18. We seek to combat childhood obesity using dance as a catalyst. This coming year, the 'Let's Get Fit!' assembly program will tour to several Connecticut communities as part of our statewide campaign to reach out to individuals from diverse backgrounds with wellness education and programming. In line with the Department of Children and Families' focus on prevention and interventions, we design and implement educational and instructional programs for community-based youth, matching DCF funding with corporate and foundation monies to insure sustainability for all stakeholders.  Measurable outcomes include:
 
  • Heightened appreciation for dance and the arts in general as a vehicle for self-expression and physical fitness;
  • Improved communication with staff or parent/guardian around issues of obesity and making personal commitments to
       improve health prognosis;
  • Improved BMI score measurements amongst participating youth;
  • Decreased screen time to less than two hours per day amongst program participants;
For information about booking 'Let's Get Fit!' for your school district, call 860-293-1039 or 203-964-1211.

Special thanks to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for leadership funding in this area.