Ventura Family YMCA wants kids to “Charge into Summer”

On Saturday, April 29, the Ventura Family YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The event features activities to motivate and teach families how to develop healthy routines at home.

The Ventura Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at 3760 Telegraph Rd. from 10:00am – 1:00pm and features fun, active play and educational activities . Meet Lorenzo Booker, NFL Running Back, graduate of St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura.

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,600 Ys across the country by over 1.2 million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long.  When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Research shows that without access to out-of-school learning activities, kids fall behind academically – this summer learning loss is more pronounced among students from low-income families.

“Healthy Kids Day is a signature event at the Ventura Family Y and families attend year after year. It’s a great day, partnering with other like-minded individuals and organizations to encourage families and children to lead healthy lives, together “said Julie Obrien, Youth Programs Director, Ventura Family YMCA.

For more information, contact the Ventura Family YMCA at 642.2131 or visit www.ciymca.org/ventura.

 

 

 

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