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Fitness! Yoga! Zumba! Salsa! Walk/Run, Wellness - on central BK field

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ORGANIZATION: Seeds in the Middle

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 34 people are interested

We know the pandemic has been traumatic for everyone. We work in low-income, food-insecure neighborhoods where healthy choices are limited if not non-existent.

We run a farm stands weekly by students to promote healthy eating and cooking.

We would like to add physical fitness, wellness, yoga, meditation, dance, any fun exercise to help underserved children and families and teachers feel good and fight the preventable diseases like diabetes that are plaguing them. This is an area of among the highest diabetes, heart disease rates and Covid deaths in the city.

What you can do?

Be someone who is trained to lead a class or has the capacity to lead a class or activity.

Ideas - must commit to at least 2 times

Please email us with SPECIFIC DAY OF WEEK AND TIMES YOU ARE AVAILABLE.

you can also fill this out: bit.ly/seedsvolunteersignup

Hamilton Metz Field, 608 Lefferts Avenue
You can volunteer any early mornings or evenings and these specific field times:
Saturdays 1-4p
Sundays 4-7p
Tuesdays or Thursdays 3-6p or after

- A morning walkl ending in fresh OJ - any day

- a morning yoga or dance class or afternoon yoga class - any times Saturdays 1

- possible to offer Saturday morning class

- any times you can offer otherwise

We also have a second location - Charity Baptist Church, 142 Watkins st, Brownsville, which has a huge wood-floor room for dance, yoga, etc.

Specific times:
Saturday, July 8 - anytime between 1-6p (possibly earlier)
Saturday, April 12 - anytime between 1-6p (possibly earlier)

Please be reliable, commit to only what you can do.

Yes, we are happy to write community service letters.

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About Seeds in the Middle

Location:

153 Warren Street, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, US

Mission Statement

Seeds in the Middle partners with students, educators, parents & their communities to access all opportunities, beginning with improving health, enhancing arts education and greening their environment. We empower and educate all to get healthy and scale educational and social disparities. Our pilot schools are in central Brooklyn, a neighborhood with among the city’s highest obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates. We teach how to grow, market, cook, access and prepare fresh food, how to exercise & engage in the arts, all the elements needed to promote life-changing lifelong health. Our volunteers come from all walks of life. We cross cultures. We transform gray into green, destitution into inspiration.

Description

Seeds in the Middle offers joyful, healthy interventions that nurture the whole child and address the multiple obstacles blocking low-income children and families from getting healthy. We teach how to grow edible gardens, run a student-led Hip2B Healthy Market, bring chefs into schools, started soccer, running and fitness programs at school and in the community and music and arts in the schools. We integrate professional development for teachers so that a healthy lifestyle and environmental stewardship becomes organic and sustainable in the school community. To build community, we created Soccer for Harmony tournaments and the Crown Heights Farmers Market. In two years, we have engaged more than 1,000 families, and students and teachers report changing their habits to include more fruits and vegetables, and fitness. This is a pilot for any school and Seeds in the Middle plans to replicate.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

608 Lefferts Avenuebrooklyn, NY 11203

(40.66245,-73.94094)
 

SKILLS

  • Sports Coaching
  • Mental Health
  • Dance
  • Child Development
  • Soccer
  • Fitness Instruction

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 hours a week for 8 weeks. must be reliable .
  • Be vaccinated if working indoors, reliable, care about children, respectful

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