Pitt-Bradford’shealth andphysical education program is working with the Bradford Family YMCA to provide
a new youth fitness program.
The program, Kids in the Community,
is being offered to YMCA members in grades 3 through 8 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Thursdays at the YMCA. It is designed for students with an above-average body
mass index who are at risk for obesity.
Dr. Shelly Klinek, visiting
assistant professor of health and physical education, and Chris Sherwin, YMCA
youth and sports coordinator, will run the program with the help of health and
physical education students from Pitt-Bradford.
The program incorporates fun,
fitness games, information, and activities that raise awareness to families and
children about their overall health.
Klinek developed a similar program
for the New Castle YMCA when she was a member of the faculty at Slippery Rock
“This was a fantastic and successful
after-school program,” Klinek said. “I wanted to bring this program to
Pitt-Bradford and Bradford.”
Klinek has more than 25 years of
experience teaching health and physical education and has done research in
brain-based learning and movement.
Sherwin said, “I think it’s great
that the Y and Pitt-Bradford can work together. The Pitt-Bradford students have
done a great job working with the kids.”
The program began Sept. 12, but kids
can still join by having their parents contact Sherwin at the YMCA at
(814)368-6101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.