Boys and Girls Club
The purpose of the Boys and Girls Club of America is “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” I-BIPP, or the IUSM Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis Partnership Program, works with children and adolescents at the local Boys and Girls Clubs to provide positive role models and promote health education.
We plan on having 1-2 events per semester that focus on aspects preventative medicine and general wellness. The 2015 IU Health initiatives are obesity, PreK education, and access to healthcare and behavioral medicine, so this year’s events will focus on these. In the past, we’ve planned health fairs with multiple SIGs, blood drives, Thanksgiving meals, helmet drives, and much more!
Commitment is minimal, but this is a great and easy way to help local kids and get involved with philanthropy! We need lots of participants, who will only have a 2-3 hour commitment 1-2 times per semester, adding up to around 10 hours total for the year. It’s also a fun way to buff your CV!
For more information, contact the group email or one of the co-chairs below!
Leah Oswalt, MS3
Mengmeng Zheng, MS3
Danny Piedmonte, MS3