Four County and Boys & Girls Club Programming Sponsored by City of Tipton(TIPTON, Ind., June 26, 2019) -- Four County and The Boys & Girls Club of Tipton County are excited to announce that their Healthy Lifestyle programming partnership will now be sponsored by the City of Tipton. The two organizations partnered this summer for curriculum-based programming.
The Boys & Girls Club of Tipton County are proud to do their part in raising awareness to the importance of providing this program to their club members. “The partnership and sponsorship from the city reflect the support we need in emphasizing the importance of promoting healthy lifestyles to the youth of the community,” stated Amanda Mendenhall, Boy & Girls Club of Tipton County Executive Director. Mendenhall can see the positive impact that this has on club members. “Members are learning and that’s exciting to me,” Mendenhall added.
Four County provides facilitators to implement curriculum-based programming for the Boys & Girls Club Healthy Lifestyle programming. The curriculum is evidence-based, which is focused on substance abuse prevention and life skills. Four County entered the partnership this summer with the intention of executing future partnerships to provide mental health education and mental health treatment for these youth.
Lisa Willis-Gidley, Vice President of Operations Southern Region stated “Four County is excited about the opportunity to partner with the Boys & Girls Club of Tipton County to serve these youth. We focus on providing the full continuum of care in mental health, which starts with prevention efforts in our youth. As rural specialists, access is key, and the development of partnerships is the best approach to reaching our youth. We have the ability to impact our kids with the development of partnerships and carrying out our mission of Better Care, Better Together.”
The summer programming currently serves nearly 200 children in the Tipton community. The services are available to children from Kindergarten to 12th grade and the programs last for eight weeks. “I have really enjoyed working with the Boys & Girls Club in Tipton, they have been extremely supportive of the group. The Boys & Girls Club is very excited to have Four County involved and hopes that this can be a pilot program in the development of several other groups they wish to run. The kids have been doing a great job with participation and engagement and are always very welcoming!” stated by Skills Trainer, Alyssa Browning.