• YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee to Lead Let’s Move! Outside Summit for Second Year

    February 3, 2018

    YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee to Lead
    Let’s Move! Outside Summit for Second Year
    Partners with Other Local Organizations on Let’s Move! Initiative

    MILWAUKEE – (February 2, 2018) – The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee will lead the
    Let’s Move! Outside Summit for a second year, on Monday, February 5 from 9am to noon at
    the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. The event is part of the YMCA’s commitment to the
    Let’s Move! Initiative that then-First Lady Michelle Obama started in 2010.

    “This Summit brings together leaders in conservation, education, recreation and service who
    are committed to connecting children, youth and families to outdoor recreation and play,”
    said Shanee’ Jenkins, Vice President of Social Responsibility and Strategic Partnerships at
    the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. “The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee is proud to
    serve with our community partners in engaging the next generation of outdoor stewards,
    and ensuring we all have access and opportunity to connect with nature.”

    Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the then-First Lady, dedicated to
    solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up
    healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

    The YMCA of the USA and the National League of Cities (NLC) joined to coordinate efforts to
    bridge the growing disconnect between young people and the great outdoors by creating
    meaningful connections to nature through four pillars: play, learn, serve and work.

    Local community partners participating in the summit and part of the Let’s Move! initiative
    include Milwaukee County Parks, Milwaukee Recreation Department, Schlitz Audubon Nature
    Center, the U.S. Forest Service and The Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park.

    About the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee

    For 160 years, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee has strengthened the foundations of our
    community by “Putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a
    healthy spirit, mind and body for all.” There are five locations throughout the Milwaukee
    area, as well as YMCA Camp Minikani in Hubertus, along with over 50 program sites where
    we’re committed to being advocates for healthy families and partnering with others to
    improve the greater good in Milwaukee County. www.ymcamke.org.

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