By Star Journal staff
The YMCA of the Northwoods is holding a free community event April 30 with the goal being to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active. This is the 25th year that YMCAs across the country will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, involving more than one million participants. It’s an opportunity to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits they can continue all summer long. According to a local press release, when kids are out of school they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential; research shows, also, that without access to out of school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically.
“The Y believes in the potential of all children, and we strive to help kids find the Wow! factor inside themselves,” said Melissa Nieman, aquatics director at the YMCA of the Northwoods. “A child’s development is never on vacation and Healthy Kids Day is a great opportunity to educate families and motivate kids to stay active in spirit, mind and body throughout the summer.”
The Y’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at the YMCA of the Northwoods from 10 a.m. to noon and features fun, active play and educational activities, such as open swim, healthy snacks, bounce house and many local vendors. For more information, call 715-362-9622.