Fun & Fit Program
My Healthy Community, Inc. is a health & wellness program that provides health, nutrition, recreation and fitness services to middle school and high school students of color and their families in the Bronx, New York. Our goals and mission align with country’s fight against the obesity epidemic among US adults and children. Statistic on obesity in the South Bronx are staggering; Nearly 1 in 4 children in public elementary schools is obese, and nearly 4 in 10 are overweight or obese. The Bronx has the city's highest rate of obesity with residents facing an estimated 85 percent higher risk of being obese than people in Manhattan. The goal of My Healthy Community, Inc. is to provide children and their families with the information, tools, activities, resources and opportunities to live active and healthy lives; to make healthy eating and exercise a way of life. We believe good health is a key factor in living happy, satisfying and productive lives. There is a dire need for My Healthy Community, Inc., which can provide the "grassroots motivation", to work in partnership with the community in order to successfully combat the obesity epidemic in the South Bronx - and even beyond.
My Healthy Community is offering a College Preparatory Program for all student athletes. The college preparatory program is designed to prepare our student athletes for what they will endure in the near future. The course not only focuses on the rigorous daily schedule and responsibilities of a student athlete but on valuable life lessons such as social networking, behavior and time management. Here at MY Healthy Community we recognize how vital preparation is in ensuring our students’ success. We hope this program will give the student athletes the proper tools they need to become successful not only in college but in their professional life thereafter.
My Healthy Community considers participation in athletics to be an integral part of a child's overall development. Athletics provides opportunities for physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development. MHC's Athletic Program’s mission is to continually and faithfully project the image of good sportmanship. All student athletes, coaches, and individuals involved in the athletic program must work hard, be dedicated, portray themselves, the organization and their families in a positive light. In turn, accomplishing the primary goal ensures a successful program.