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A List of Local Events for Young Leader Participants



Find out about local healthy lifestyle events aimed at reducing Latino childhood obesity. The events listed take place in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and El ...

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A One- Page Overview of The Walking Classroom



The Walking Classroom is a way to keep kids active while they learn material they would ordinarily be covering in a classroom. The children listen to English Language Arts lessons that are preloaded into a WalkKit while they take a 12-17 minute walk outside. Learn more about the walking classroom by clicking here. ...

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A Playground Near Every Child: How One Man (The Mayor) Made a Difference



This document provides the details of how St. Petersburg's Play 'n' Close to Home initiative first came to be and how it was implemented. Before this policy was enacted, only 49% of residents under the age of 18 lived within half a mile of a playground. Mayor Baker stood fully committed to ensuring that the Play 'n' Close to Home initiative was enacted and properly implemented. To ensure proper implementation Mayor Baker assigned high-level staff to gather support from key partners in the community. These individuals gathered data and provided information on the the costs and benefits of playgrounds. Although, Mayor Baker did not face any opposition, he did face a challenge in that the city was 95% developed, and that land was only available at a premium. This is when the idea of joint ...

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About SPARK Parks



This details how Spark Parks began and how local art work is an component of most Spark Parks. ...

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A Resolution Authorizing the Toussie Terrace Community Playground



This document is an example of a joint use agreement used to develop a community playground as part of the Play 'N' Close To Home ...

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About Sunday Streets in San Francisco



The Sunday Streets website provides information about the free events that provide an opportunity for San Francisco residents to be active. ...

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A Summary of the Livable Communities Act



A summary of the Livable Communities Act (S.B. 1621), currently in review by the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. ...

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A Tell Your Friends Email Template



The ActOut Campaign encourages its supporters to get the word out to friends and family, by sending out this email which describes the need for at least 30 minutes of physical education a day. ...

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Slideshow Presentation on San Antonio’s Plans for Complete Streets



This illustrative slideshow presentation created by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association explains how Complete Streets policies have taken effect, and will continue to be implemented in San Antonio, Texas. The importance of tracking the success of Complete Street policies, a timeline, list of leaders involved, pictures of complete streets, and plans for soon-to-be complete streets are also ...

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