Davis schools celebrate 2.1 million steps taken

HealthCorps (www.healthcorps.org), a national non-profit working to eliminate health inequity through innovative school-based approaches that empower teens to make healthy lifestyle choices, is proud to announce staff from Davis Public Schools walked 3.4 million steps (almost 1,000 miles) in the HealthCorps National Walktober Step Challenge.
28 staff participated in the national challenge designed for school staff members and students from HealthCorps’ Living Labs around the country to compete against each other in a school vs. school competition.
“Walktober is a great way to motivate yourself while also encouraging others to work toward their goals,” said Jessica May, HealthCorps coordinator for Davis Public Schools. May of Corbin, KY joined HealthCorps after graduating from Union College.
Across the nation, HealthCorps currently maintains a network of  schools called Living Labs. Through the program, a full-time Coordinator – a recent college graduate with a passion for health and wellness, is embedded in a high-need high school to mentor hundreds of students, teach health-related workshops, and promote a variety of during and after school activities
HealthCorps’ popular and well-utilized digital resources have been updated (after receiving over 1.7 million views over the spring and summer) and are designed for students, parents and faculty to help give teens the tools in improve their physical and mental health.
You can find health tips for teens from Jessica and other HealthCorps coordinators on their new @teenhealthvibe Instagram channel.
To learn more about HealthCorps Living Labs, please visit our website, www.healthcorps.org

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