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Mini-Grants have been awarded for 2013. New applications will be accepted in 2014.
E. Bishop & E. Flint Park Block Club
The E. Bishop & E. Flint Park Block Club will purchase two adult trikes, 3-wheeled bicycles, and make them available to neighborhood residents. In addition, the block club will organize regular neighborhood bike rides. The new purchase will give the block club a total of 3 adult trikes. The group hopes to add new bikes or trikes to the fleet each year.
Bethlehelm Temple Church
The Bethlehem Temple Church will enroll senior citizens and young people ages 10 – 18 in a garden project on the church grounds. Participants will tend a garden on the church property. The young people will complete weekly classes in horticulture skills, personal responsibility, self-esteem and community responsibility taught through classes presented by senior citizens. The project managers will track the impact the garden project has on weight management.
Our Safe Space/Wellness AIDS Services, Inc.
Our Safe Space/Wellness AIDS Services will educate clients on how to make healthy decisions at the grocery store as well as restaurants. This will be completed through workshops and field trips using active transportation, including public transportation, biking and walking. In addition to the workshops Our Safe Space/Wellness AIDS Services will organize field trips to the local farmers market and events within walking distance. This project will also encourage clients to take the stairs and utilize public transportation as a means of travel.
Our Savior Lutheran Church
Our Savior Lutheran Church will install two additional basketball hoops on the church property to accommodate for current demand of basketball courts. The church will also purchase basketballs and jump ropes to be used during a structured program entitled ROCK (Reaching Our Children with Kindess). Finally, the church will coordinate swim lessons at the YMCA as part of its ROCK program.
For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum will host Outdoors and Active: Active Living for All! The program will educate participants on active living and provide opportunities for the integration of outdoor activity into everyday life. This project will have four components: Outdoors and Active Educational Programming for Special Needs and/or Senior Citizens, Active Living Breaks, Gobble Wobble Training, and the Outdoors and Active Challenge.
Goodrich Village Volunteers
The Goodrich Village Volunteers will install playground equipment for children 12 and young in the village park, which is in a walkable location. Currently, the community has no public playground for the youngest children, who are a growing segment of the community.
RedInk Flint will coordinate No Child Left Online. No Child Left Online will get youth to unplug from solitary, indoor lives and participate in activities that are social, active and fun. Over the summer No Child Left Online will coordinate activities such as hiking, bicycling, canoeing and disc golf.
Baker CollegeThe Baker College of Flint Chain Reaction Team will accept donated bikes, rescue discarded bicycles and transform them into a sustainable form of transportation. Volunteers will repair donated or salvaged bicycle and give them to eligible students in the Carman-Ainsworth Community School District who cannot afford a bicycle. The community will be encouraged to donate bikes and the BCF Chain Reaction Team will host a free bike repair workshop for the community to educate them on how to perform basic repairs on the bikes they already have.