Highlights from the Director's Report - October 2008

 

Our After School Program has been going great.  We have an average of 20 students each day.
●  We have popcorn and movie every Friday for our After School Program.
●  Teen Scene is working on a grant with Mid South Substance Abuse Commission to put on a play in which the teens will be promoting Substance Abuse Prevention.
●  At our Senior Luncheon, we had 30 seniors and 3 volunteers who prepared and served the food.  Our speakers were sponsored by our grant from the Koman foundation and the Ingham County Health Department and talked about breast cancer awareness.
●  We owe a great deal of gratitude to Food Movers for coming by the center each and every Wednesday with a number of items for people in need.
  Six teens attended a 4-H Global & Cultural Education Workshop at the Kettune Center in Tustin, Michigan.
●  Lisa, Yolanda, and Solis have been doing a number of enrollments for the Ingham Health Plan (IHP) and also making Doctor appointments.  We have seen larger numbers of new registrants keeping their appointments because of the $10.00 coupons each person receives.  Lisa has also been registering students at MSU.
●  For the months of July to September, 2008, there were 163 enrollments for IHP.
●  We have gone to the Red Cross to get a number of items not only for the center but also for our teen group that meets on Monday nights.
●  Yolanda and the teens put together a grant from the Prevention Network where they will put on a play on "Prevention of Underage Drinking".  To prepare for the play they attended a wonderful youth leadership policy summit on Preventing Underage Drinking.
●  Lisa worked on our plan and budget for Ingham County.
●  We had one student for English as a Second Language (ESL) class.
●  For Project Fresh we gave out 45 coupons.
●  Solis passed out IHP information, Project Fresh, and talked about the Farmer Market at Neighborhood Association meetings.
●  We received two grants from Capital Region Community Foundation:
    1.  To be used for our 4-H Club on Risk Youth Development ($902.00)
    2.  To be used for our new Live Your Dreams Youth Development ($2,337.00)
●  Our Health Fair will be October 24, 2008, from 9:00am to 2:00pm and Flu Shots will be available from 10:00am to 11:30am.  Glucose testing, Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol screening will be available throughout.
●  Don't forget our Halloween Party October 31, 2008, 3:00pm to 5:30pm.  Student from the Student Life Program at MSU will be helping the children decorate pumpkins and cookies, painting faces, leading games, and performing a Korean drum song.