Provide physical activity programming to youth in Chaffee and Saguache Counties through after school circus workshops.
Maintain Healthy Bodies
Administer the CATCH program. The four components of CATCH have been designed and developed to work together as a coordinated school health program that supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Coordinated School Health Model.
Offer out-of-school time programming for at-risk children and teens to out of school activities, access healthy food, and engage in indoor and outdoor public spaces that encourage kids to be physically active, reduce obesity and increase health and wellness.
Engage low-income children, teens, and their families in regular physical activities in a positive, safe environment during FRC's Game Plan for Success Youth Programs in rural Colorado. In addition, improve availability of healthy food to vulnerable and under-served populations in northeastern Colorado by operating a refrigerated fresh produce unit in partnership with Food Bank of the Rockies.
Build a new community hub at Montezuma Cortez Middle School and renovate the currently outdated and unsafe playground at Lewis Arriola Elementary School.
Deliver the Coordinated Approach to Childhood Health (CATCH) Out of School program after school for one hour four days a week for a minimum of 26 weeks during the school year. In the summer, WEFLC provides the CATCH summer program for two hours a day, three days a week for a minimum of five weeks.
Expand current after school Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math program to include 45 daily minutes of physical activity, and an increased focus on personal wellness through STEAM education.
Support the construction of a track to be used as a community space to increase opportunity for health equity for low income families in southeast Colorado Springs.
Implement phase II construction of the elementary school student-driven Anderson Park Nature Play Area, which saw phase I completed in 2020. Phase II includes a star-shaped labyrinth, an ADA-access ramp and path, a raised deck for the outdoor classroom, bilingual informational and land acknowledgement signage, additional landscaping, horticulture, and forestry work and a grand opening event.