Fit for a Teen

Jun 4, 2014

This year we’ve welcomed a variety of teachers and studied a host of themes in our Monday night series with the hopes of sparking our students’ interest in new topics and hobbies. In May, we welcomed Colleen Glisson as our instructor for three evenings to explore topics of nutrition and exercise. We did squats and burpees, competed in trivia games about serving sizes, carbs, and proteins, and we cooked a full chicken dinner. Our students were delightfully competitive and did quite well in their nutrition trivia, but many of them still have a lot to learn about cutting mango, carrots, and pineapple. We are thankful to Colleen for giving freely of her time and knowledge, and I am hopeful that we will move into summer knowing a little bit more about healthy eating and exercise.

— Rachel

We are a community of people “learning together to love our neighbors as ourselves” in a Latino neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia.

As a faith-based Christian non-profit with a small staff and over 100 volunteers, we serve alongside more than 100 families and their children (1st-12th grades) each week through our community programs.

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