AmeriCorps Updates and Upcoming Events

I have spent the last couple of weeks planning an amazing summer retreat for all the members of AIHTI. This coming Saturday we will be going canoeing at Blue’s Canoe Livery in Edinburgh, IN. We will spend 3 or 4 hours on the Seven Mile trip down the beautiful Driftwood River. We will be stopping at one of the river’s sandbars to eat lunch and enjoy all the amazing views. After the canoe trip we will be heading to Brown County State Park to enjoy a half hour horseback ride on a beautiful scenic trail, we will hike through the remote ravines of the park, throw a frisbee around and do other fun physical activities. We will even be grilling out at one of the park’s picnic shelters or vistas. This retreat is geared more toward showing our appreciation to each and every member involved with AmeriCorps Improving Health Throughout Indiana. It has been a very successful year for AIHTI and it wouldn’t have been possible without the service and volunteering everyone demonstrated. Great job everyone!

Kelszie Phillips, a member serving with Bloomington Parks and Recreation is hosting the first annual G.O.A.L. Kickball Game. G.O.A.L. (Get Onboard Active Living) is a free family-focused, community approach to decreasing childhood obesity and encouraging healthy lifestyles for children and their families through education and activity. The event will be August 23, 2011 from 5:30PM to 7PM.
The G.O.A.L. program is a cooperation with the following community partners:

  • Indiana University Health Bloomington
  • Southern Indiana Pediatrics
  • Bloomington Parks and Recreation
  • Monroe County YMCA
  • Monroe County Community School Corporation
  • Richland Bean-Blossom Community School Corporation
  • The Office of Community Health Engagement
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Indiana University’s Department of Kinesiology
  • AmeriCorps Improving Health Throughout Indiana

Each community partner will be providing medical, behavioral, nutrition, and fitness education and support.
Kelszie put in a lot of hard work for this event and even designed t-shirts [which we are currently in the works of having made]. It’s going to be an awesome event so be sure to come out and support Kelszie, AIHTI and the G.O.A.L. kids and family!

Amy Phillips, a member serving at the Boys and Girls Club in Ellettsville is planning a family health fair that will be held at the Ellettsville  Club on August 28, 2011 from 2PM to 4PM. The event is titled Fit As A Fiddle Family Fair. All the sponsors of the event are going to be setting up booths with educational displays. Each display will be matched up with a fun physical activity for families to participate in together to win prizes and raffel tickets. AIHTI will also have a booth at the event with tons of display materials that will be great for kids and families!

The event flyer below displays all the sponsors.

That is all the updates and upcoming events at this time. As an AmeriCorps team we get things done. We are helping change the world.


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