A Faith Community GYM: Guiding Youth Movement for Sustained Healthy Futures
This project is funded in part by the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
The purpose of the GYM project is to develop and pilot a framework for increasing and sustaining youth physical activity and health career choices within a faith community in inner-city Milwaukee. This innovative project (a) trains health advocates to lead physical activity and nutrition programs for at-risk youth, and (b) develops organizational structures within the church community to promote health sustaining activity and career choices, including the establishment of a health and health careers board.
Pastor Will Davis - Greater New Birth Church
Judy Springer, PhD - Milwaukee Area Technical College
Jeff Morzinski, PhD - Department of Family & Community Medicine
Melissa DeNomie, MS - Department of Family & Community Medicine
Funding period: July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
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