Youth Raise $500 in a "Hula Hoop for Heart Health" Challenge


Molina Healthcare challenged 100 students ASES at John Still Elementary to hula hoop for heart health.  The participating students earned a $500 grant, donated by Molina Healthcare, for committing to improve their heart health.
“Hula hooping is an easy and cost-effective exercise that burns about 7 calories a minute,” said Adriana Bowerman, director of community outreach for Molina Healthcare of California. “Tying hula hoops to health education, made important health lessons fun and interesting. We hope this activity encourages youth to stay active.”

ASES chose to donate their grant to The Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center.
"The Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center is committed to health and wellness and as a longstanding supporter of the Meadowview community we work tirelessly to provide quality after-school academic, enrichment and health opportunities for youth at John Still," says Monik Vega, ASES Program Manager.
The Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center’s mission is to assist new immigrants, refugees and other underserved individuals in the greater Sacramento area to achieve economic self-sufficiency, social empowerment, and cultural appreciation. The Center accomplishes this mission by providing quality educational, vocational, human services and health programs to these individuals.