Wednesday, August 1, 2012

PC at 2nd Annual Springfield Unites event in Forest Park!

This past Spring, Karen Pohlman, Project Coach’s Health and Community Liaison, introduced us to the Springfield Mayor’s Violence Prevention Taskforce.  The Taskforce is a collection of like-minded organizations that serve the Greater Springfield region and over the past few months, Project Coach has met a host of new organizations and public figures thanks to the group’s far reach. Each of the organizations associated with the Taskforce will - over this year and beyond - commit to implementing youth development curriculum in keeping with the Character RISE project. Character RISE emphasizes the importance of working alongside Springfield youth to develop critical life-skills such as effective communication, conflict resolution, and self-determination; all attributes essential to the core of Project Coach.

Last night, the group hosted its second annual “Springfield Unites Picnic” at Forest Park.  A Project Coach contingent made the trip down with our picnic gear in tow.  It was a great night all around, highlighted by great snacks, better chat with local figures and organizations, and some of the finest Zumba you will ever see. (I’m not kidding... check out that video below!)

Project Coach is excited to continue to work with the local organizations of the Springfield community and even more excited at taking our second crack at Zumba at next year’s “Springfield Unites Picnic”.

Thanks to Gianna Allentuck and everyone on the Taskforce that made last night’s event a success!

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