This presentation is prepared forBret C.B. Rodriguez, Executive Director
THE TRANSITION PROJECT
What is The Transition Project?The transition project connects students withopportunities to make healthy lifestyle choicesthrough involvement in quality after schoolexperiences and summer programs.
Why does The Transition Project exist?• The number one reason that The Transition Project exists is to empower communities to work on the Social Determinants of Health.• The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.• Obstacles children encounter early in life can set off a negative chain of events so hard to break that they can transcend generations.
Where does The Transition Project take place?The Transition Project is an inner city initiative that will focus on every area of Memphis, TN.Why?• Tennessee has the second highest obesity ranking in the nation.• In Memphis, 40 percent of children live in poverty, compared to 20 percent nationwide.• The neighborhoods in which children live influence their chances for healthy development and long- term well-being.• Community-level interventions can be an important avenue for improving outcomes for at-risk children and families.
Our Current EffortsGolf Skills Challenge Tennis Play Day• When: May 19, 2011 • When: March 31, 2011• Where: The First Tee of • Where: Caldwell-Guthrie Memphis Elementary
Continued…. September 2012
About The Events• The First Touch SNAG Golf Skills Challenge• The First Touch Tennis Play Day• The First Touch Worldwide Day of Play
The First Touch SNAG Golf Skills Challenge The First Tee National School Program (NSP) is an entry-level golf curriculum designed to be a part of elementary school physical education programs. Taught by P.E. teachers and based on national P.E. standards, the NSP is an effective way to introduce young people to golf. The Transition Project through its partnership with The First Tee of Memphis will provide students with the opportunity to transition from golf in P.E. class to golf on the greens.
The First Touch Tennis Play DayThe Transition Project will be part of the USASchool Tennis Program which brings tennis toschool students through their physicaleducation classes. The Transition Projectthrough its partnership with the USTATennessee will provide students with theopportunity to transition from tennis in P.E.class to tennis on the court.
The First Touch Worldwide Day of PlayWorldwide Day of Play is an annual eventdesigned to encourage kids and parents toturn off the television and play, especiallyoutdoors. The event is designed as a finale forNickelodeon’s six-month long Lets Just Playcampaign. The First Touch Worldwide Day ofPlay event will feature SNAG Golf and 10 AndUnder Tennis.
Who is responsible for initiating The Transition Project?MINC is a grass roots non–profit corporation, tax exempt,501 (c) (3) dedicated to promoting awareness throughadvocacy, education, research and service.Our primary goal is to unlock the potential of the people ofthe Mid-South (Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee) livingin under served communities and work with them buildand sustain healthy communities. We believe in promotingempowerment of Mid-Southerners living in thesecommunities through awareness and education.MINC is an organization driven by METHODS. METHODS isan acronym that stands for Mobilization & EmpowermentThrough, Hope Opportunity Development & Service.
How will MINC implement these transition opportunities?Through partnership building! So far our strategic alliance includes:
For more information…Please contact:Andrew McCravenDirector of Community RelationsPhone: 901-213-MINCCell: 901-502-0964Fax: 877-269-6292Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: www.mincmidsouth.org