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Fall Into Fitness

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The Electric Slide, zumba, double dutch, and even some old school push-ups all came together on November 14, 2012 at the first-ever Alternative Schools Network Health Expo: Fall into Fitness. Vendors and providers from across the city shared information with students from 15 schools. Two hundred and four students registered online for the event, and nearly every one of them came, packing the Expo Center IIT Hermann Hall.

More than just a resource fair, Fall into Fitness was a living, participatory event. The energized ASN students sought information on health related topics from A (Apples and other healthy foods) all the way to Z (Zumba and other aerobic activities.) School mentors, ASN staff members and students danced, jumped rope, and zumba’ed all morning. Students mingled, sought out resources and referrals on parenting, HIV prevention, drug dependency prevention and treatment, bike riding options in Chicago, maintaining good mental health, responding to domestic and partner abuse and much more.  

ASN thanks

IIT, for the use of their marvelous Expo Center, and the following programs for sharing their resources with our students: UCAN Transitional Teen Services, Young America Saves, UIC Sickle Cell Education Program, The Women’s Treatment Center, Trinity Asthma Clinic, Chicago Police Department Domestic Violence Unit, Rincon Family Services HIV and Substance Abuse, CCA Academy, West Town Bikes, UCAN’s Teen Parenting Service Network, Prologue’s A Phillip Randolph Adult Learning Center, Health Source of Chicago--Northside, Chase Bank, Windy City Fitness, Chicago Park District, Elee Carlson (Zumba Instructor), and Healthy Families Chicago.  A representative of the Women’s Treatment Center shared information on addressing addiction and mending families

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