Bishop Abraham Elementary School, Newfoundland- St. John's

Bishop Abraham Elementary School is an inner city school with students grades K to 6 in St. John’s Newfoundland.  It was identified that many of the girls in the school have low activity levels due to the costs associated with registration and travel fees for after school activities. Many of the girls in the school are from low socio-economic status families, and have expressed a great interest for dancing.

A grant from GoodLife Kids Foundation will give 70 girls the opportunity to learn dance and increase their physical activity levels. Sessions will be 60-120 minutes per week in addition to their regular physical education time at school. The program will run for 25 weeks and will be hosted at the school to overcome any transportation barriers.

Members and staff at the St. John’s Atlantic Place GoodLife Fitness Club made a commitment to fundraise for GoodLife Kids Foundation during the 2011 Be A Kid’s Superhero Campaign. Their efforts are providing this opportunity for girls at Bishop Abraham School to lead an active healthy life, while having fun in the process!


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