After School Outreach Programs
Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids.
SPARK is a research-based proven curriculum with the primary goal of promoting lifelong wellness. Youth need moderate to vigorous activity everyday and SPARK is an excellent tool to accomplish this goal. In SPARK, participants play new and traditional fun games but SPARK has very little down time. When kids first walk in, they get right to moving. When splitting into groups or teams, kids are moving. Games are simple enough that very little time is spent sitting and listening to instructions. SPARK has been shown to effect student's activity level, fitness, sports skills, enjoyment and academic achievement. Currently, we offer SPARK in both Harrisburg School District and Steelton-Highspire School District.
Kids in the Kitchen
Participants learn about the value of healthy food choices, portion sizes, nutrition label reading, and alternative ways to prepare and cook the foods they love. Basic safety and cooking skills are taught and each class, participants get to prepare and try something new. Because students prepare the snack themselves they are more likely to try it. Students are taught about set-up and clean-up so they can replicate the recipes at home and not leave a mess when they are done!