Last Friday, February 16, Franklin & Prokopik employees volunteered their time at one of the Living Classrooms’ Healthy Cities Game Changers events. The program was designed to expand the scope and scale of Living Classrooms’ existing initiative to bring nutrition, fitness, and wellness education to a targeted area of East Baltimore known as the Baltimore Target Investment Zone (TIZ). The events take place on days when Baltimore City schools are closed and provide children a safe and healthy environment.
Throughout the day, children ages 6 through 14 along with volunteers representing companies throughout Baltimore participated in activities such as yoga, volleyball, capture the flag, soccer, jump roping and crafting at the Under Armour House at Fayette. There was also the opportunity to go ice skating at nearby Patterson Park. Many of the students had never been on skates before and our employees had the opportunity to share this “first” with them.
Living Classrooms relies on their volunteers to ensure the success of this program. F&P is honored to have had the opportunity to work with this organization and with the bright and gifted youth of Baltimore City.
For more information on Living Classrooms mission, visit their site at https://livingclassrooms.org/.