Live Well Lauderhill Student Photovoice Exhibit Opens Thursday 1/19

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 The exhibit opens tonight and will be on display for several days.  After its run at the Lauderhill Art Center it will move to City Hall.  It’s 3rd stop will be at the Youth Summit at Broward County Convention Center on March 7th.  

Going Places?  I think so!! 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

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Contact Person:                Judi Erickson

Position:                              Director of Marketing and Communication

Phone:                                 954.334.9622      cell:  561.213.2054

Lauderhill Community YMCA and Lauderhill Middle School Students present a photo voice interpretive project to bring about positive social change inLauderhillas part of the

        LIVE WELLLAUDERHILLPROJECT

To kick off the Live Well Lauderhill initiative, a program developed by the “Pioneering Healthy Communities” Team for the City ofLauderhill a walking tour was organized on November 18, 2011. The Walking Tour was led by Mark Fenton, a national advocate for healthy lifestyles and active community design. More than 50Lauderhillcommunity leaders from business, education, healthcare, government, law enforcement, and the media toured locations inLauderhillto further understand how the built environment of a community affects individual choices for healthy behaviors.  This tour includedLauderhillstudents acting as hosts and photojournalists to provide a personal perspective.  With the help of professional artists from theLauderhillArtCenterthese students have created an exhibit describing their experience asLauderhillresidents and future leaders, as well as their reflections on the potential impact of the “Live Well Lauderhill” initiative. 

You are invited to join us to learn how the students, community leaders and partners of the YMCA of Broward County joined together to provide concrete ideas and recommendations to concentrate on in theLauderhillcommunity. The students have identified four areas of concernon which to focus their efforts: 1)the safety of the pedestrian Overpath, 2) healthy food options at school and in the community 3)pedestrian use of transit at the mall area.  More information on the project and the student’s suggestions for community improvement can be found at http://www.livewelllauderhill.wordpress.com

When:             Thursday, January 19, 2012

Where:            Lauderhill Art Center Gallery, 5450 NW 19th Street, Lauderhill, Fl 33313

Time:               6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE YMCA OF BROWARD COUNTY:

The YMCA is one of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations committed to strengthening communities. For over 65 years the YMCA of Broward County has been a trusted ally and valuable resource for children and families throughout the community. Through an investment of more than $1 million dollars each year, the Y promotes youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With a presence throughout BrowardCountyin a variety of locations the Y works every day to ensure everyone has the opportunity to Learn, Grow and Thrive. The Y is and always will be dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.

For more information visit our web site at www.ymcabroward.org or call 954.334.9622

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