Mission

My Healthy Community is a 501c3 Non- Profit health and wellness organization that provides free recreational, health, nutrition and fitness services to the under served families in the Bronx.

With the right information and knowledge, our families will be able to use the tools acquired to lead a healthy and successful life.

Breaking News

MHC Green Wave Football Players Makes College rosters. 

MHC Takes 11 football players on a college visit to Hudson Valley Community College on April 23, 2016.

MHC Starts College Prep Football team.  This team gives young men a second chance at playing college Football.  The team has scheduled games against College Club teams.  

MHC Alumni Secret Clark leads her team in scoring in her first College basketball game.


UTICA, N.Y.—Utica College (1-0) got off to a fast start en route to a 72-46 victory over the SUNY Potsdam women's basketball team (0-1) in the season opener. Freshman guard Secret Clark (Bronx, N.Y./NYC Charter for A.E.C.I.) was impressive in her collegiate debut, leading the Bears with 14 points. Ashelyne Babb had a game-high 18 points for the Pioneers.
 
The teams traded the opening four baskets which included a layup from senior forward Katie LaVoie (Malone, N.Y./Franklin Academy) and a jumper from freshman forward Victoria Shopovick (White Plains, N.Y./Maria Regina). Utica then pulled away with a 19-3 run to close the first quarter with a 24-7 advantage.

Hot shooting allowed the Pioneers to extend their lead to 45-17 through the first 8:22 of the second quarter. Potsdam got buckets from Shopovick and Clark to close the half down 45-21.

 
The Bears nearly matched Utica basket-for-basket in the third quarter, getting five points each from Clark and LaVoie. However, the Pioneers carried a 60-33 lead into the final 10 minutes.
 
Potsdam outscored Utica 13-12 in the fourth quarter. Clark capped her day with seven points on three-for-four shooting in the last 10 minutes, but the Pioneers closed out the 72-46 win.

MHC Green Wave football team goes 9-0 to finish their season.  This was our first undefeated season after going winless the season the season before.  We beat the NYC Lions by the score of 34-12 on Saturday, November 7th at home.  The team was lead by Jose Torres who had 1 touchdown pass and 3 rushing touchdowns.  Dayequan Brown finished the scoring with a 70 yard fumble recovery returned for touchdown.  


On Saturday, November 14th we will be playing our semi Final game against the Bronx Buccaneers at Vancortland Park at 9:30 am.  The field is located at 241st Street and West Broadway.  



On May 23rd, 2015 the MHC Green Wave track and field team took part in the AAU NY METROPOLITAN JUNIOUR OLYMPIC QUALIFIER. Every single MHC athlete that participated advanced to the Regional Championship which will take place in Connecticut in June.

In 9 year old boys' division Jermaine Singleton won a Silver Medal in the 800M and 400M by finishing 2nd overal in each race. Jermaine also finished 4th overall in the 200M dash. 

In the 11 year old girls' division Bianca Staples finished 1st overall in the High Jump winning a Gold Medal. She also finished 7th in the 800M and 13th in the 400M.

In the 12 year old girls' division Amari Smith finished 7th in the 100M and 10th in the 200M. 

In the 14 year old girls' division Chaudanay Dent finished 12th in the 100M and 15th in the 400M.  

In the 15-16 girls' division Zuri LaVallè Straker won a Gold Medal in the 100M and 200M. She also won a silver Medal in the 400M dash. 

J'Cree Sanders finished 4th in the 400M, 6th in the 100M, 7th in the 200M and 6th in the Long Jump.

Jailen Swinnie finished 9th in the 100M and 7th in the Long Jump.

In the 17-18 Division Jose Torres finished 2nd in the 100M and 400M dash winning 2 Silver Medals. 


Great job everyone.

Congratulations to MHC's Zuri Straker who on March 15th finished 3rd overall in 55M dash in 15-16 year old division at the USATF Nationals in Landover, Maryland. Good job Zuri, we are very proud of you. 

Congratulations to our 14U boys' basketball team who on December 31st won the Goddard Riverside Beacon Invitational Tournament Championship by the score of 49-40 to finish the tournament 4-0.

2014 MHC Green Wave 14U Boys' Kingdome Basketball Tournament Runner-Up.

2014 MHC Green Wave Boys' 14U BallerCity Basketball Tournament Runner Up.
2014 MHC Green Wave 15U Boys' Young Boyz Basketball Tournament Champions.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MHC is proud to announce that on Thursday, July 31 in Long Island, New York, MHC's Devin Massena-Poole a Bronx native competed in the Drive chip & putt championship a USGA and PGA sponsored event at Sunken Meadow State Park. 

Devin placed 4th in the putting event in the boys 7-9 age group. This event featured over 100 contestants. Devin's coach Chris Banks had this to say about Devin "Devin has been diligent and has worked extremely hard to achieve this milestone . Please congratulate Devin on a stellar 2014 season and much success in future events!"

Devin is a students at PS 274, where he is going into the 3rd grade.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MHC is proud to announce that on Wednesday, July 23 in Humble, Texas, MHC's Bianca Staples a Bronx native competed in the United States of America Track and Field Junior Olympics National Championship in the high jump. 

Bianca finished 5th overall in the nation and she also placed as an All-American winning a medal. Bianca jumped 4'1" to secure her medal. Out of thousands of kids in her age group throughout the country, she is the 5th ranked 9-10 year old girl in the nation. 

Bianca has had a great season as she has won every event she competed in this outdoor track and field season. She is the East Coast champion. We are extremely proud of Bianca here at MHC.

Bianca is a students at St Joseph's School of Yorkville where she is A 5th grader. 

2014 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships

With roots tracing back to Ancient Greece, track & field is the centerpiece of the Olympic Games. From the 100 meter dash to the discus throw, athletes set new standards for excellence in sport. USATF's Junior Olympic Track & Field program is a wellspring of this excellence.

America's next generation of track & field stars compete throughout the summer--and over 6,000 of these athletes qualify for the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships held during the last week of July. Entry for the national championship is based on athlete performances at preliminary, Association, and Regional levels.

The MHC 18U baseball team get's their first victory over the Long Island Astros 9-4 in the Ny Travel Baseball 4th of July tournament.  Hector Gomez was the pitcher of record as he pitched a complete game.  Third baseman Mhaliff Scott went 1-1 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored and also 2 sparkling defensive plays.  We also had a strong contribution from SS Jeffrey Victorio who had 2 hits.  

2014 MHC Highlights


On Saturday, February 1st, MHC had a great showing at the USATF-NY Championships track meet. We walked away with 5 medals.One Gold medal, 2 Silvers and 2 Bronze medals. Congratulations to Daniel Santos who finished 2nd overall in the 15-16 division in the 55M dash and 4th overall in the 200M dash. Congratulations to Jailen Swinnie who finished 2nd overall in 15-16 division in the 55M dash and 5th overall in the 200M dash. Congratulations to Bianca staples that finished 1st overall in the 9-10 division high jump with a personal best of 3'11". Erin Henry finished 9th overall in the 13-14 division 800M race with a personal best time of 2:40.55 and finished 11th overall in the 400M dash with a time of 67.68. Keyshawn McMiller was also a finalist in the 13-14 division 55M dash. Congrats to all the runners that ran on Saturday.

On Monday, February 17th, we competed in Armory Youth classic track and field meet.  In the 9-10 division, Bianca Staples finished 6th overall in the 400M dash. Bianca went on the win her 3rd gold medal of the year in the high jump as she jumped a personal best of 4' to finished 1st overall.  In the 13-14 division J'Cree Sanders finished 13th overall out of 58 runners. She also finished 23rd out of 85 runners in the 200M dash.  Erin Henry finished 27th out of 61 runners in the 400M dash and she also finished 13th overall in the 800M dash.  In the 15-16 division, Jailen Swinnie finished 5th Overall in the 55M dash. Daniel Santos finished 4th overall in the 55M dash.  He also finished 5th overall in the 400M dash.

On February 22nd Bianca Staples became the USATF Regional Champion in the high jump in Toms River, New Jersey. Congratulations Bianca.

On the 4/17 and 4/18, Jailen Swinnie competed in the USATF Heptathlon and finished 4th overall.  She qualified to go to the Junior Olympics Regional Championship in June in New England.

On 4/19 we started our free youth golf program at the Williamsbridge Oval Park.

MHC will now be offering free golf lessons to the youth of the Bronx.  This is a great day for us as we move into the realm of non traditional sports.  Please join us as we embark on a new chapter in MHC history. 

We would like to congratulate Bianca Staples and J'Cree Sanders who have both made it to the Semi-Finals of the Colgate Woman's games. J'Cree qualified in the 55M dash and Bianca qualified in the High Jump. Each year over 1000's of kids compete in the Colgate Woman's games and each week only the top 12 scores points in each event to qualify for the Semi-Finals. The Semi-Finals will take place on December 22nd at the 168th Street Armory.


We would also like to congratulate our 18 and under girls basketball team for winning the Chelsea Recreation basketball tournament. They won the Championship game by the score of 42-24.  It was a great team effort. They were lead by Jomare Lopez who had over 13 points 15 rebounds and 3 block shots. They made it to the championship by winning the semi final game by a huge margin 39-11.

MHC would like to congratulate the above 3 athletes for their great accomplishment during the 2013 Outdoor track & field season.  Jaden Samuels (10), Bianca Staples (9) and Yazmine Thomas all qualified for the USATF Junior Onlympics which took place in Greensboro, Noth Carolina during the week of July 22nd-28th.  Bianca competed in the high jump where she finished 20th overall.  Jaden competed in the 400M dash where he finished 42nd overall with a personal best time of 69.93.  Yazmine competed in the Javelin where she finished 37th overall.  This was a great accomplishment for these athletes.  This is their first year competing in track and field.  Great job guys!!!!!

Press Release

Harbinger Group Inc. Teams Up with Xenith to Support Local Non-Profit Organization,


My Healthy Community



Harbinger Group Inc. (“HGI”; NYSE:HRG) announced today that it has teamed up with helmet


manufacturer Xenith, LLC (“Xenith”), to support My Healthy Community (“MHC”), a South-


Bronx-based non-profit organization, by donating Xenith Football Helmets and contributing


funds for uniforms, athletic supplies and events. MHC is dedicated to the fight against obesity,


with the goal of building a healthy community. HGI and Xenith’s donation serves to support the


organization’s goals by promoting both an active lifestyle through fitness and safety in youth


sports.


“We are thrilled to be able to provide support to MHC, an organization dedicated to helping


schools in the South-Bronx educate youths and their families on how to be active and eat right,”


said Kostas Cheliotis, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at HGI. “We believe


that with our financial assistance, hands-on involvement, and the support of partners like Xenith,


MHC will be able to make an even larger impact on underserved children and families in the


South-Bronx.”


HGI believes in giving back to the communities in which it operates and has contributed time


and resources to organizations that are focused on children and families in need and those living


with disabilities.


“Xenith is excited to partner with HGI to provide MHC with these resources, encourage safer


recreational games and support the local community’s physical fitness,” said Chuck Huggins,


President of Xenith.


About Xenith, LLC



Xenith football helmets feature Xenith Adaptive Head Protection® - a system of patented


technologies designed to provide superior fit and to minimize the sudden movement of the head


during impact. Hundreds of thousands of players at all levels, including youth, high school,


major college and the NFL wear Xenith helmets. Xenith incorporates the same protection


technology in not only helmets but also Xenith’s XFlexion Shoulder Pads. Being “An


Authorized Supplier of Helmets to the NFL”, Xenith supports making the game of football a


safer game for everyone to play. At Xenith, head protection is just one component of a larger


strategy for building the Enlightened Warrior – a strategy that also includes emphasis on proper


technique, rule enforcement, reducing exposures to risk, as well as proper injury recognition and


management. For more information on Xenith, visit: www.xenith.com.


About My Healthy Community



My Healthy Community (“MHC”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against


obesity. MHC’s programs offer fitness & nutrition counseling, sports & recreation, fitness,


dance, gardening and cooking classes. MHC’s goal is to build a healthy community. MHC starts


by going into schools in the South-Bronx and assisting them with getting youth and their families


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active and eating right. MHC’s goal is to assist schools with starting and sustaining afterschool


sports and recreation programs for the youth and health and wellness programs for adults. MHC


has filed an application to obtain 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit charitable organization. The


application is pending with the Internal Revenue Service. For more information on MHC, visit:


www.myhealthycommunity.webs.com.


About Harbinger Group Inc.



Harbinger Group Inc. is a diversified holding company. HGI’s principal operations are


conducted through companies that: offer life insurance and annuity products; offer branded


consumer products (such as consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’


hardware, faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household


appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn, garden and home pest control products, personal insect


repellents); provide asset-backed loans; and own energy assets. HGI is principally focused on


acquiring controlling and other equity stakes in businesses across a diversified range of


industries and growing its existing businesses. In addition to HGI’s intention to acquire


controlling equity interests, HGI may also make investments in debt instruments and acquire


minority equity interests in companies. HGI is headquartered in New York and traded on the


New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HRG. For more information on HGI, visit:


www.harbingergroupinc.com.


Media:



Sard Verbinnen & Co


Jamie Tully / David Millar, 212-687-8080


Breaking news: MHC has gotten a commitment from Baruch College's head soccer coach to run our free youth 18u soccer club. The soccer club will begin on Tuesday, April 2nd from 6pm-8pm at the Williamsbridge Oval park. Soccer will be tuesdays and Fridays from 6pm- 8pm. 

Ranford Champagnie, St. John’s ’99

Head Coach, 8th Season

Favorite Club: Liverpool

Ranford Champagnie will begin his 9th season as head coach of the men's soccer team.
He was appointed as the men's soccer coach on December 15, 2003, and previously served as an assistant coach during the 2001 and 2002 seasons.

During his first season as head coach, he led Baruch to their first-ever CUNYAC Tournament Championship and appearance in the NCAA Tournament. For his efforts, he was named the 2004 CUNYAC Conference Coach of the Year.

He repeated those same accomplishments in 2006, as the Bearcats won the CUNYAC Tournament Championship, returned to play in the NCAA Tournament, and was named for the second time as Conference Coach of the Year.

The coaching success has not stopped for Ranford as he was also named the CUNYAC Coach of the Year two more times in 2009 and 2010.

Ranford enjoyed an outstanding three-year career at St. John's University, scoring five goals and 15 assists. During his freshman year at St. John's, he started 22 games and captured the Big East Championship. He scored four goals and eight assists during his sophomore year leading the Red Storm to the 1996 NCAA Division I National Championship.

The midfielder injured his knee in preseason before the 1997 season, but bounced back to start 20 of the 21 Red Storm matches during his senior year.

As a high school player, he helped James Monroe High in the Bronx to the New York State championship, while earning the Iron Horse Award as the Player of the Year in New York State.

Ranford spent his summer of 2005 as head coach of the Brooklyn Knights semi-pro soccer team.

Champagnie, who holds a marketing degree from St. John's, lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Christina, and his twin sons, Justin and Julian.

March 2013
MHC announces new assistant track & field coach David Smith.  David has a longstanding love of track and field, particularly the throws.  He attended Newton North High School in Newton, MA, where he was a multiple-time State and All-State Champion in the shot put and discus and also the 2007 New England shot put champion.  David was recruited by a number of Division I track programs, including Yale, where he was a 3-year letter winner.  David's throwing coach at Yale was former U.S. recordholder and Olympian Anna Mahon.

In addition to track and field, David has a background in football, golf, and Olympic lifting.


August 2012
Former Miami Heat Cheerleading Choreographer Hank Dean has signed on to My Healthy Community to teach tumbling/gymnastics and dance. Hank was schooled at the Alvin Ailey Dance Conservatory in NY in modern dance and jazz. He was also schooled at the Alts Gymnastics School, Eatontown, NJ in power tumbling and trampoline.

Hank has over 30 years of professional experience in dance/dance instruction/ Hip Hop Choreography, Ballet, Jazz and Gymnastics/Gymnastics Coaching.

MHC is delighted to have Hank aboard and are looking forward to him working with the youth of the Bronx.
August 2012
My Healthy Community is happy to announce that we are being endorsed and supported by the world renown "Rana Walker". Rana Walker is an experienced mental health therapist and wellness coach. For more than 15 years, she has created wellness experiences, facilitated workshops and lectured domestically and abroad. Rana has completed coursework in alternative and complementary health, is a certified Kick Boxing instructor and is trained in Muay Thai (Thai-style kick boxing).

She has a B.S. in Psychology from Howard University and a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University.