March For Kids Art Auction Support Kids in the Kitchen
April Foodbank Backpack Program ADA Tour de Cure EGC National & Global Youth Day
May Girl Scout Healthy Badge Program Development June Girls on the Run 5K
The Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. has given over $15,000 to the community and completed over 1,000 volunteer hours this year! We began 2010 by celebrating the success of CINCH’s (Consortium for Infant and Child Health) BodyWorks program. JLNVB members hosted CINCH trainers at the Taylor Whittle House for a celebration of their new program. BodyWorks is a program designed to help parents and caregivers of adolescents improve family eating and activity habits. Available in English and Spanish, the program focuses on parents as role models and provides them with hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight. The BodyWorks program uses a train-the-trainer model to distribute the Toolkit through community-based organizations, state health agencies, non-profit organizations, health clinics, hospitals and health care systems. The program includes one six-hour training module for trainers and ten 90-minute weekly sessions for parents and caregivers. CINCH also honored the JLNVB at their annual meeting. Our League was honored with the Hampton Roads Child Health Advocacy Award for being Advocates in Action. In Spring 2010 JLNVB held its 4th Annual Kids in the Kitchen event. Great Bridge/ Hickory Family YMCA hosted the event on March 27th, the festivities brought in approximately 350 guests. It also made the local news! WVEC Reporter, Wayne Carter, stopped by to check out the event. He interviewed President-Elect, Kimberly Thompson, and Community VP, Denise Kellam on the importance of the day’s activities. When children were greeted at the door with a Healthy Passport and Bag, they were also encouraged to visit all 30 Healthy Stations. At every station, the child received a punch after completing the activity or receiving a short lesson on healthy living habits. The passport we exchange for raffle tickets, where children could choose which raffle drawing they would like to enter; raffles prizes awarded that day included razor kick scooters, trampolines, bikes, skateboards, cooking classes, gym memberships and many more. Favorite stations included the food pyramid booths, the “make your own chef hat” booth, the sports wall, the obstacle course and first tee golf. Five demonstrations were given at the event, such as Kids Boot Camp and Healthy and Quick Recipes for Kids.
Published on Jun 10, 2012
Published on Jun 10, 2012
The Junior League The Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developi...