NEK Kids on the Move has been supporting the community through after-school programs and community programs including the Spring Fest Fun Run and Grow Your Own. Last year we supported after-school programs in the towns of Albany, Craftsbury, Hardwick, Greensboro, Wolcott, and Woodbury, by funding student experiences in recreation, movement, outdoor education, and culinary arts. NEK Kids on the Move first took shape in the spring of 2012 as the result of conversations among a group of concerned local educators, health professionals and fitness enthusiasts who were eager to do something to address the growing problem of poor nutrition and under-activity of our area’s youth. Dr. Sarah Morgan, a local physician who helped lead these conversations, had prior experience with a walking program for overweight youth that unfortunately was not terribly successful, and this experience, as well as extensive research into what would make for a more successful intervention, informed the design of NEK Kids on the Move.
WonderArts is a community arts non-profit supporting our region through programs for children & youth, activities for adults, cultural opportunities for the community, economic development through the spark project, and more! We believe that by coming together we are able to offer more diverse, expansive, and creative opportunities to the communities of Craftsbury, Greensboro, Hardwick, and beyond. We continue to be dedicated to serving children, youth, adults, and families through the arts, recreation, nature, wonder, and life-long learning. You can find out more about what we do at www.wonderartsvt.org or by calling 802-533-9370.