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The Highmark Foundation Awards $580,000 in Highmark Healthy High 5 Grants to Four Non-Profit Organizations
Date:10/10/2007

support the program in five Pennsylvania Clubhouse units: Reading, Commodore, Erie, Allentown and Harrisburg. The Triple Play program includes the following components:

-- Mind: Mind is the Healthy Habits component of the program that consists

of 10 weekly, 30-45 minutes sessions. Healthy Habits is a Club-wide

strategy to promote health and well-being in young people and is a

small-group program utilizing informational and experiential learning

activities for members to develop healthy attitudes and behaviors

regarding nutritional eating and physical fitness.

-- Body: The Body component takes a systematic approach which boosts

traditional physical activities by providing daily sports and fitness

activities for youth. The elements promote fun, physical fitness and

skill acquisition in a non-competitive yet challenging environment.

-- Soul: The Soul recreation component provides an opportunity to

strengthen and build a comprehensive, fun, social recreation program

that encourages cooperation and sportsmanship.

The mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

YMCA of York and York County (York County)

The YMCA of York & York County was awarded a $35,000 grant to support the expansion of the HIP Kids program, an evidence-based, weight reduction and behavior management program. The goal is to help overweight children and their families learn to lead healthier lives. The program will target and help children with a Body Mass Index (BMI) that places them at or above the 85th percentile.

The YMCA of York and York County developed HIP Kids in response to the YMCA's national Activate America initiative. HIP Kids is a physical education and nutrition program designed to address the ch
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