Students Combat Obesity And Poverty

Students at Pikeville High School recently helped secure a $10,000 grant through the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s Student Senate Community Challenge.The challenge for Pikeville’s students was to address issues of poverty and obesity in the community. So, the grant money was used to install outdoor exercise equipment for adults, which students said has more than one advantage.They said the intentional placement of the equipment will allow parents to get in a quick workout as they monitor their children on the playground and help those who would like to exercise but can’t afford a gym membership.

Source: MG News

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