TCI visits Garfield School

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017 members of the Transforming Communities Initiative(TCI) group from Trinity Health came to visit Garfield Elementary to see the results of the Active Playground Initiative that District 89 Elementary Schools are implementing. Members came from all over the country including New York, New Jersey, Idaho, California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Idaho. TCI focuses on partnering with community groups to improve the health and wellness of those communities and reduce childhood obesity. The Active Playgrounds were funded from a grant Proviso Partners for Health received through TCI.

Although the weather did not cooperate, members participated in several of the games that are included on the playgrounds to get a feel of the impact the new playgrounds are having on the students in District 89.