Texas Tech University

Covenant BodyMind Initiative

Community Enhancement

Community Enhancement

The Covenant BodyMind Initiative enhancement activities and community outreach strive to create supportive environments and resources for participants. Activities that have been developed include:

  • Be Your Own Top Chef-teaching students about healthy snacks using the protein, carb, fat balance ( nutrition, competence)
  • Inner Beauty Pageant- looks at wellness from the inside out (self-care, body image)
  • Roots to Rise- examining how family history provides the foundation for the student's growth (identity, belonging)
  • WeFit- explores a fun variety of physical activities (physical activity, belonging)
  • Express Yourself-students learn to express themselves through different art forms (emotional security, competence, relationships)
  • Live Safe-teaches situational awareness to feel physically safe (physical safety)

The goal is to enhance the participant's knowledge and skills related to the school curriculum. Community enhancement activities also serve as a teaching opportunity for school staff and community members; thereby promoting a healthy setting for participants. Local environments need to provide safe, enjoyable, and inexpensive physical activity opportunities, and healthy choices (O'Dea, 2005).

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