Investing in early childhood is an investment in a healthy community!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Students enjoying the gym

Students enjoying the gym

Research shows that an investment in early childhood has long term benefits to a community. A large number of studies have been conducted over the years to support this claim. The basic theme in all of the research is that a child’s quality of life and the contributions that child makes to society as an adult can be traced to his or her first years of life.

 

 

 

 

 

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Backpack Program

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

backpackWhile some children are still going through their Halloween trick or treat bags looking over all the treats they managed to obtain, other children are relying on a different kind of bag. Not for treats but for snacks and meals essential to them having something to eat between lunch at school to breakfast the next school day. These bags are provided by a Back Pack Program.

This program provides children with a back pack that contains a breakfast item, a snack, a meal, and a fruit. This program started in the spring of 2011-2012 after teachers were inspired by stories from children about how there isn’t food in their homes and the teachers observing students inhaling their food on Mondays.

 

 

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Classroom Collaborations with Business

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Yellow buses dotting the highways and community streets mark another opportunity for a powerful collaboration:  business and education.

The level of engagement between these two sectors has primarily centered on job shadowing or internships and businesses supporting their local schools and extracurricular activities.  Mower Refreshed is exploring how growing the collaborations between students and businesses could positively impact health in the classroom, current worksites and the next generation workforce.

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