Fit to Win YMCA Championship Day: Around Town follows Boston Celtics players Avery Bradley & Chris Babb and assistant coach Jay Larranaga as they celebrate the completion of the four week Roxbury Fit to Win program, a Celtics and Sun Life Financial rewards-based youth activity program. This championship event at the Roxbury YMCA includes 3rd – 6th graders who have completed the program. Participants interact with Bradley, Babb, Larranaga, Celtics mascot “Lucky” and Sun Life volunteers for a healthy eating activity and panel discussion on fitness & healthy living before a jersey presentation and Celtics “Dunk Show” to close out the celebration. The Fit to Win program is aimed at improving the health and well-being of young people throughout the city of Boston. The program harnesses Bostonian’s love for the green team, and provides youth with a fun way to learn about maintaining a healthy lifestyle by utilizing activity tracking sheets that focus on the participants’ fitness and health goals.
Dentistry from the Heart: Around Town stops by to learn more about Dentistry from the Heart. Charles River Dental provides free dental services to Boston area residents through Dentistry From The Heart. See how this day of giving affects the lives and health of the community. Last year, Charles River Dental hosted Boston’s first DFTH event, donating over $30,000 of free dental care. This event provides adults, 18 and over, with their choice of one free extraction, simple filling or cleaning and patients are seen on at first come, first served basis. Charles River Dental and their team of employees, volunteers and sponsors serve over 100 patients in need.
ABCD Solution Series: Cradle to Prison Pipeline (Encore) In this second part of a three part series, Around Town highlights the candid conversation taking place in the Cradle to Prison Pipeline forum. Learn how the panel representing several organizations approaches breaking the cradle to prison pipeline from the beginning to the end. Representatives from the Beantown Society Youth Program, Harvard University’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute, ABCD Changing Tracks Initiative and the Suffolk County Sheriff Department honestly and openly identity the variables playing a major role in the incarceration of citizens and how this can be solved.