AllinaHealthAllina Health’s New Shoes, Healthy Kids event recently provided 10,000 pairs of new athletic shoes and socks to students in Wisconsin and Minnesota, including students at Park Brook Elementary in Brooklyn Park.

The students were identified in advance and fitted for shoes by Allina Health volunteers. Distribution took place on April 26. According to Park Brook Principal Scott Taylor, “This program helps families with basic needs so that kids can focus and be prepared for school.”

Taylor and an Allina Health physician were featured on morning news programs to describe the school/community partnership. Allina Health has a long, close partnership with Park Brook, supporting the school’s work to increase fitness and improve student learning.

Learn more and watch a news program clip.

PHOTO CREDIT: Allina Health

-Published May 5, 2014

The upcoming District 279 Foundation's 16th annual “An Investment in Youth” gala recognizes and celebrates the many achievements and success stories of District 279 students, volunteers, and staff.  More than 60 individuals will be recognized for making significant investments in one of the following:

  • their own learning
  • the betterment of education
  • developing their own talents
  • overcoming adversity
  • helping the community
  • modeling for youth

Complete list of 2014 award recipients

The event is Sunday, May 4, at Park Center Senior High. The RSVP deadline for the dinner has passed; however, the ceremony portion of the program is free and open to the public. Seating for the program and awards ceremony begins at 5:45 p.m. 

- Published April 28, 2014