The Ripken Foundation, UnitedHealthcare, Spring Spirit, and Houston PD teamed up to host a wellness clinic for 75 youth at the Spring Spirit Youth Development Park in Houston, TX. Youth had the chance to participate in three different stations at the clinic: fitness, nutrition, and mental wellness. These are all critical pillars of health, and this clinic assisted us in educating youth on healthy living in a fun and active way. Youth participated in different stations alongside Houston police officers and former NFL players. They acted as the youths' mentors/coaches for the day, giving them positive role models to help reinforce our healthy lifestyles message. Mentors and coaches use activities like these, featured in our life skills curriculum, to help at-risk youth build character and stay on a path toward success.
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