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Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures helps keep Boston healthy

A recent study by NerdWallet that ranked Boston as the healthiest metro area in the U.S. featured Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures as an example of health-promoting programming in the city. Read more…
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Northeastern University Honored by ABCD Head Start

ABCD Head Start honored Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun and Robert Git­tens, the university’s vice pres­i­dent for public affairs, with awards at its annual Parent Recognition Breakfast. The event was held on May 17, 2013 on the Northeastern University campus.  President Aoun and Gittens were recognized for their ongoing support for Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures […]
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Using Technology at Open Gym to Encourage Physical Activity

Northeastern University Professor Andrea Parker discusses her ideas for innovative uses of technology to encourage physical activity through the Open Gym program. Read more…
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Health Benefits of Head Start

Cathy Wirth, Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Project Manager, speaks about the health benefits of Head Start.  See video here…
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Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures featured in Northeastern University Service-Learning Newsletter

The partnership between Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures and Northeastern’s University’s Service-Learning program was featured in the May 2012 Service-Learning newsletter.  Read more…
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Northeastern University student speaks about his experience with Open Gym

John Sirisuth, a Northeastern University student that volunteered at Open Gym through Northeastern’s Service-Learning program, spoke about his experience at an event on April 19, 2012. Read more…
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Mayor Menino visits Open Gym

On Saturday December 10, 2011, Mayor Menino visited Open Gym as part of the Official Launch of the BCYF Recreation Center at Madison Park.  Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures partners Bob Gittens of Northeastern University and Dr. Shari Nethersole of Children’s Hospital Boston joined Mayor Menino in speaking about the importance of the Recreation Center at […]
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Open Gym featured in the Bay State Banner

Kendra Graves, a parent that attends the Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures’ Open Gym program, wrote about the impact of Open Gym in an article for the Bay State Banner.  Read more…
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