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Posted on: February 12, 2024

City receives $125,000 grant to expand youth learning program

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Great news for Daytona Beach's youth! The City of Daytona Beach is proud to announce its selection as a grant recipient in the 2024 Childhood Obesity Prevention & Environmental Health and Sustainability Awards, facilitated by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America. This prestigious recognition comes with a substantial grant of $125,000 earmarked for The Mayor's Math & Fitness Bootcamp program. The innovative program integrates exercise and dance into mathematics learning for children ages 5 to 14. This grant enables the expansion of The Mayor's Math & Fitness Bootcamp, allowing up to 400 children to participate in summer session programs. The initiative exemplifies a successful fusion of physical activity with educational outcomes, contributing to the well-being and development of Daytona Beach's youth.

This grant is part of a broader commitment by the United States Conference of Mayors and the American Beverage Foundation for Healthy America to foster community-based programs that promote health, wellness and environmental quality. To date, the partnership has awarded $6.5 million to 73 cities, supporting a diverse range of initiatives aimed at improving the health and environment of communities across the United States.

 

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