By Laura Parsons, FAPM
Used with permission Fort Greely Interceptor
Delta Elementary School, Fort Greely’s Army Community Service, Child and Youth Services and Alaska’s National Guard have partnered together to assist with a wellness program aimed at keeping kids healthy.
Ms. Monroe from Delta Elementary has implemented a Walking Program. Ms. Monroe states that “active kids are healthy kids”, I would like to add to that statement by saying that active kids are not only physically healthier but emotionally as well. Exercise has been shown to lower stress level’s and enhance positive well being, affecting not only the physical but emotional well being of every participant.
Every Wednesday Elementary students K-3rd grade walk/run laps around the playground, winning prizes and awards for participating.
CYSS liaison Jack Detzel, FAPM Laura Parsons, and 49th National Guard Soldiers have volunteered at the school assisting Ms. Monroe with the common goal of creating a more positive tomorrow for our children’s future. The encouragement from peers, teachers, volunteers and community as a whole creates an atmosphere of positive social interactions and a sense of solidarity.