Submitted by Katelyn Hordichok
Letter to the editor – NFK
Neighbors For Kids (NFK) Kids Zone after school program is launching forward into 2013 and now serving between 40 – 50 students per day with an array of activities such as tutoring, homework, science, health & cooking classes, sports, games, art and music lessons. Every child also receives a healthy supper prepared on-site by NFK’s cook, as part of the USDA Food Program.
Students from across Lincoln County attend this unique program, and NFK’s Kids Zone continues to welcome new students into the program each month.
One of NFK’s primary goals is to support each child’s healthy physical development, therefore they take part in My Health, My Life Project. This ongoing project is designed to prevent childhood obesity, improve the physical health of participants, teach and encourage healthy lifestyle choices and engage children in daily fitness and sports activities.
The United Way of Lincoln County is one of the community partners who stand behind NFK’s effort to support the health and well-being of children in the region. United Way funding has helped to pay for the staffing costs and supplies needed to deliver weekly nutrition lessons, cooking classes, sports and fitness games, garden activities and other elements of the project. By contributing to the United Way, residents of Lincoln County can make a positive impact on the lives of students during the out-of-school-time hours.
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