RSVP has partnered with The Summit County Health District to implement a national
evidence based childhood obesity prevention program called CATCH Kids
Club (Coordinated Approach to Childhood Health). RSVP Volunteers along with
teen volunteers team up to provide this fun and innovative program to various
youth groups in the community.
What is CATCH Kids?
A program designed to engage elementary school aged children in practicing healthy eating and physical activity. Weekly sessions incorporate fun, educational games and activities to learn about good nutrition, goal setting, hands-on snack preparation, and taste testing.
RSVP volunteers have an opportunity to participate in facilitating this fun program for youth ages 5-12.
How do trained volunteers help?
- Lead lessons on the importance of physical activity
- Demonstrate fun activities and games using a parachute, a hula hoop, bean
bags and other equipment
- Read stories, sing songs and teach children about making good nutritional
- Prepare and demonstrate healthy snacks
The Summa Center for Health Equity will be implementing the CATCH program
during June, July and August.
Sessions 1 & 2 are for preschool children ages 3-5;
Session 3 will be for children ages 5-11. The program will be held twice a week for one hour the following dates:
Session 1: June 3rd-June 28th on Mondays and Fridays from 9:30-10:30 AM
Session 2: July 8th-August 2nd on Mondays and Fridays from 9:30-10:30 AM
Session 3: August 6-30th on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30-10:30 AM
Sessions to be held at:
Summa Center for Health Equity
1493 S. Hawkins
Akron, OH 44320 map
How to get involved?
For information about being trained as a CATCH volunteer or program locations, please contact:
Inese Alvarez at:
330-253-4597 ext. 166
- View the Training Flyer
- More info and pictures in the Newsletter