The Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Health honored three New Hampshire YMCAs- YMCA Camp Coniston, YMCA of Greater Nashua and Granite YMCA- with Outstanding Achievement Award on May 31.
YMCA Camp Coniston received the honor for the program called ‘Camp Winning Spirit’ that offers families of kids with cancer an extra free weekend at summer camps. YMCA of Greater Nashua was celebrated for the program ‘Super Heroes Academy’ which serves kindergarten kids through the fourth grade in Hudson and Nashua public schools in order to deal with problems like school anxiety, low attendance, low self esteem as well as bullying. Granite YMCA received the honor for ‘Character Development practices’ that offers powerful leadership skills to Y staff as well as program participants.
Notably, overall the 9 YMCAs across New Hampshire help over 1 lakh people each year. The country’s key non-profit, the Y, strengthens the communities via healthy living, youth development as well as social responsibility.
The Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Health comprises of representatives from healthcare, state agencies, education, community, business community, older-adult organization as well as several individuals and organizations with an aim to promote a healthy active lifestyle. The Council gives the Outstanding Achievement Award annually to organizations and individuals who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in promoting a healthy lifestyle.