Category Archives: Activities

School holidays give youth a chance to sleep in and enjoy the day off. These are also days when parents worry about their child’s safety. However, Raushanah Shamsid-Deen Hargrove found a solution where youth can be productive and stay active. Hargrove is the founder and CEO of Young Educated Athletes, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated Read More →

  As a child I looked forward to having recess in school. Recess and Physical Education (P.E.) class provided a break in the school day for me to unwind, play, and socialize with my peers. It also helped me to stay physically fit. Without these breaks, school just seemed to be one long study period Read More →

  Rick Williams wants to knockout diabetes. For 20 years, Williams’ older brother, Terrence L. Williams, Sr. suffered from diabetes. Williams’ brother ultimately suffered from kidney failure and passed away. Terence L. Williams, Sr. was only 42. Williams believes that if his brother had known how to manage his diabetes, he would have lived a Read More →

  Sending a child to camp shouldn’t break your budget. Trying to stay fit shouldn’t be a burden. Camp ENERGY is a camp where you can sent your child away on a low budget; where they can learn how to have fun while getting fit. Camp ENERGY is a one week camp that teaches and Read More →

  Here’s a children’s fitness board game that commands players to complete a variety of yoga, cardio, stretching and strength movements. In Flip2BFit, participants are instructed to choose a movement individually, or as a team. At the spin of wheel, the board game inspires children to stay fit and create healthy eating choices. Like FitDeck Read More →

A Young Gardener’s Journey… At the age of nine, garden camp wasn’t exactly at the top of my list of summer recreation. By June, my heart was set on doing doggie paddles in the city pool, making beaded jewelry, and chasing down the ice cream truck. Garden camp, however, was my mother’s crafty plan to give Read More →

Many resources are available to provide assistance in building a community garden. To get started, theUnited States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that you bring people and other organizations together and develop a plan. Managing our families’ garden took work. I enjoyed it, but years later, my sister headed off to college and the enthusiasm Read More →

What this area needs, I thought, is a community garden. Community gardening programs aim to address problems of hunger and nutrition, but children who participate in gardening can learn new skills and benefit from diverse forms of physical activity. Children ages 5-12 should spend at least one hour of physical activity every day. Add a Read More →