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Every Kid Healthy Week (April 25-29, 2022)

Apr 25, 2022

The last week of April is Every Kid Healthy Week week, a time to promote children’s social, emotional, mental, & physical health and safety. Even in the greater Vernon, BC & North Okanagan areas we have challenges this regard. And the pandemic has not helped over the last 2 years. Now we're facing the impact of the pandemic on the economy, and this is certain to create even greater stress amongst families.

Our youth - the key to our future - may be at increasing risk as a result of these seismic shifts in their worlds.

This is a good interview with the CEO of Cincinnati Children's Hospital on the short- and long-term implications of our failure to support our kids:

Each and every one of us can play a part in helping. From the simple act of seeing and listening to a young person who may be seeking help - directly or indirectly - to actively engaging with them to lend a hand, to making a donation of money and/or time to one of the many organizations in the area who have a primary mandate to help youth, we can all play a part. Groups like the Vernon Boys & Girls Club and their Teen Junction, School District 22 and the schools within the area, to our own Vernon Silver Star Rotary, there are easy ways to get involved.

This year, let's not just celebrate a week where we draw attention to the needs of our youth. Let's make it a starting point for action.

To learn more about how you can participate, please contact us or email us at Info@VSSRotary.org or contact one of the many organizations in the area where you can make a difference.