Maintain Healthy Bodies

Irving Street Library Playground Designed Informed by Community Voice

Support community voice in the design of the new Irving Street Library playground as the original one was lost to arson this summer. Engagement from south Westminster residents, the most ethnically, economically and socially diverse part of the city, will be in the form of community navigators and gatherings that amplify the voice of those residents who most utilize the playground including children and youth.

Longs Peak Middle School Outdoor Play and Learning Environment Improvements

Support planning for a major re-investment in the Longs Peak Middle School's outdoor play and learning infrastructure. As a Title I middle school and community hub, Longs Peak's vision is to work alongside students and community members to create an inclusive space which encourages health, well-being and learning.

VPAC 2023 and 2024

Sustain the VPAC impact in the Greater Denver Metro Area through youth after-school, weekend, winter and summer camps. Hire past students to begin to train them up in preparation for after college to pass the torch within the next few years.

MYPI Physical Wellness Project

Aim to provide holistic physical well-being activities that are culturally informed for underserved Muslim youth and serve as a source of empowerment.

Children, Youth and Family Communal Outdoor Spaces at Mesa and Kemper Elementary Schools

Leverage financial partnerships with other funders and community fundraising to address existing health inequities by creating trauma-informed communal safe zones and outdoor spaces for children, youth, family and community members at Cortez's two elementary schools. The community identified their needs, ideated solutions and determined design, equipment choices and overall project scope.

Whole Girl Physical Health (WGPH) Programming

Provide girls with the knowledge, skills and social support needed to develop heathy habits, positive self-image and the ability to make healthy choices via Whole Girl Physical Health (WGPH) programming. WGPH is integrated into GIMD's out of school time (OOST) programming during afterschool and summertime hours and uses research-based curriculum and activities. WGPH is informed by girls' interests and uses a holistic, culturally responsive approach that supports the whole girl.

Blackpackers Outdoor Skills School

Open a BIPOC-led outdoor school through a partnership with YMCA's Camp Shadybrook. This overnight camp environment will include certifications such as wilderness first aid and wilderness first response, as well as specific health and safety skillsets applicable in the frontcountry as well as the backcountry.

BoostCamp/SecondShift /Accelerate (XLR8) Programs

Promote health equity by targeting youth with less power, privilege and income, as well as youth of color and youth with disabilities through the Access' BoostCamp, SecondShift and Accelerate (XLR8) programs. Provide youth with a sense of belonging by facilitating their connections with peers, their families and adult mentors through participation in activities that sustain their physical health and develop the skills they need for resiliency in life.

Sand Creek Outdoor Wellness Program

Enhance SCRGP's programs developed around encouraging youth to move confidently in outdoor spaces, provide youth with the resources needed to make sound decisions around physical health and give youth from the northeast metro Denver community the opportunity to advocate for the types of activities they want to be involved in. This includes the development of SCRGP's Outdoor Wellness Program.
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