Living Classrooms introduced a new program in 2017 to provide local Baltimore families with wellness, nutrition, and recreation programming through our Game Changers camp as part of Morgan Stanley’s Healthy Cities Initiative. 1 in 4 children in Baltimore faces food insecurity and many students receive their only meals of the day at school. During the academic year, Baltimore City Public School students experience 25+ weekdays when schools are closed. This creates a critical need for healthy meals, supervised activities, and an opportunity to use that time to affect positive health outcomes for students and families through engagement in meaningful, quality physical education and nutrition programming.
Our Game Changers initiative is educating 300 of the most at-risk children, youth, and families living within the Target Investment Zone (an impoverished area of East Baltimore) with quality programming during Baltimore City school breaks throughout the school year. The program is operated at UA House at Fayette and provides all students with two healthy meals as well as hands-on nutrition education, cooking lessons, yoga and meditation, art, sports, and dance. Activities are led by Living Classrooms staff, various local nonprofit partners, volunteers, and Morgan Stanley employee volunteers.
Contact: Maritza Dominguez