Girls at Young Women on the Move are gaining resiliency to life’s challenges and belief in their ability to achieve their goals. YWOM girls are developing the habits, attitudes, beliefs and expectations to be healthy in mind, body and spirit. Our goal is that they will then become leaders of healthy change in their families, community and world.
SPRING 2014 ACTIVITIES
This spring all YWOM girls are challenging each other to be their personal and team best in health, active living, and academic excellence
Team Challenge I: Walk Kansas - March 16-May 10, 2014
YWOM girls are “walking” Kansas in this statewide contest sponsored by Kansas State Research and Extension. YWOM’s five teams of six girls select a distance goal for the eight weeks and then log minutes of physical activity and cups of fruits and vegetables consumed each week. The goal is equivalent to 423 miles across, 846 across and back, or 1200 miles around Kansas. www.WalkKansas.org
Team Challenge II: 3.0 GPA Or Better
YWOM girls are challenging each other to achieve higher academic excellence, and they’re well on their way to meeting their goals. They know that doing well in school gives them many options for their future success.
Garden to Table
YWOM Community Garden
There’s plenty of room to spare so we’re inviting our families and neighbors to sign up for a plot for the summer planting in May. The YWOM Community Garden is located adjacent to YWOM offices, 2097 N. 81st Street, KCK at Bethel Presbyterian Church. A special thanks to KC Community Gardens staff, K-State Extension youth garden specialist, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
YWOM girls are teaching nutrition and serving healthy snacks each month to pre-school students at El Centro’s Children’s Academy. Sessions are led by Erin Laurie, MS, Rd, LS, executive director of Nutra-net, and YWOM volunteer.
Walk Kansas Team: Fearless Flying Pigs – We Can Achieve The Impossible!
Our Wish List!
Healthy Snacks, Fresh Fruits
Personal Care Products
Athletic Shoes, socks
We are thrilled that members of Alpha Kappa Alpha have chosen to mentor YWOM girls. AKA sisters are teaching workshops on leadership, college and career success, inner beauty, etiquette and self-esteem. They’re even getting their hands in the dirt to help with our expanded community garden!
Launch of CREATION Health!
A special thanks to Shawnee Mission Medical Center, our newest corporate sponsor, for sharing its award-winning wellness program, CREATION Health, with YWOM girls and families. Developed by and used worldwide by the Adventist Health System, the nation’s largest, nonprofit, faith-based health care system in the United States, the wellness program focuses on eight universal principles of health: choice, rest, environment, activity, trust, interpersonal relationships, outlook, and nutrition.
April 2: College Application Process
April 9: Spring Planting in Garden
April 9-30: CREATION Health Workshops
April 23: Job Shadowing
May 3: AKA Etiquette Workshop and Lunch
May 10: Fieldtrip to University of Kansas for 6th-8th graders
May 17: Volunteering at Kiwanis Bike Rodeo at Schlitterbahn
May 21: 2014 YWOM Showcase and Awards Dinner