Phoenix Day HealthLinks
The Junior League of Phoenix is excited to announce a three-year partnership with Phoenix Day to expand and enrich the Health and Wellness programming that Phoenix Day is currently providing to the low-income Central Park neighborhood in Phoenix.
About Our Partnership
Phoenix Day is the oldest, continuously operating early education and youth development center in Arizona. In 1997, Phoenix Day established the HealthLinks program, which is focused on preventative health services to low-income families, including linkages to health and nutrition resources.
The Junior League of Phoenix will assist Phoenix Day with expansion and implementation of quarterly nutrition nights and cooking/exercise classes. We will also be creating JLP-branded “starter kit” boxes to hand out to program participants, which may include things like cooking oil, spices, recipes and nutrition-oriented activity ideas. This project is a natural extension to our Kids in the Kitchen programming and the JLP looks forward to working with Phoenix Day in supporting our focus area of “Building a Healthy Arizona.”
The Junior League of Phoenix is providing 15-20 volunteers on select “Second Saturdays” in the 2014-15 JLP calendar year. All events are open to the public. The events are being held in a city park so there are no photography or media restrictions. Second Saturday events are themed around nutrition and exercise education.