Health & Wellness
Our Health & Wellness Program
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), within the last 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled. Studies also show that children from households that are economically disadvantaged have an even higher instance of obesity. To address this health disparity, twin brothers, Martel and Markel Cooper have created an 8-week fitness and wellness program designed to empower youth in underserved communities.
"Double Impakt" includes cooperative activities, sports, nutritional awareness, mentoring, music and free prizes for youth as they learn about the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. It is important for youth to partake in regular physical activity now, so they can develop the skills to be physically active and the knowledge to sustain it for a lifetime. Double Impakt helps kids unlock their undeniable potential.
Markel and Martel draw upon their education, community work, and childhood at Andy Street to address the perspectives and needs of youth participants.