For the last two years, children, families and neighborhood organizers have rallied together throughout the City of Rochester to raise awareness for safe and accessible play spaces for every child, in every neighborhood. Our city wide coordinated play day PlayROCs your Neighborhood has brought together over 22 neighborhood partners: local churches, libraries, block clubs, neighborhood groups who have all worked together to repurpose, reclaim, and bring back play to their public spaces.
This year, PlayROCs your Neighborhood is BACK and we know it’s going to be bigger than ever! On Saturday, July 21st from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. we once again are partnering with neighborhoods across the city to advocate for change! This year we're bigger and better than before! With 30 sites across the City of Rochester - there's bound to be one close to you! Check out the map below for site locations, times and activities or click here for a printable list.
For some ideas, check out our galleries from past play days:
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Info session to cover youth grant application process - Daily Messenger (Nov. 2018)
Making Rochester a Safer Community for Road Users - In Good Health (Nov. 2018)
A healthy Rochester is more than great health care - Rochester Beacon (Oct. 2018)
In 2018, Healthi Kids expanded our focus to encompass whole child health. Learn more in our Year in Review infographic.
There’s been a lot of chatter recently about changes to the “public charge” rule. But what exactly does it mean? How does it affect immigrant children’s healthy development? And what can we do about it? Our Advocacy Manager Jenn Beideman (immigrant, and recently naturalized citizen) explores in our latest blog post.
How does the 2018-19 New York State Budget affect whole child health? Our Advocacy Manager explores in the latest blog post.
After months of negotiations on the federal budget, the final version includes some clear big wins for kids. Healthi Kids applauds Congress for working together to put kids first. While time will tell what the local impact will be, we’ve broken down some highlights and what we’ll continue to watch over the coming year.
The Healthi Kids Coalition supports the current school food standards in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, the coalition wrote to USDA’s Division of the Food and Nutrition Service.
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