The Pledge for Life Partnership in collaboration with the Iroquois-Kankakee Regional Office of Education is celebrating 25 years of working together with schools, families, and communities to promote healthy lifestyle choices through the Life Education Center programs. The kindergarten – sixth grade “Wise Highs” curriculum reaches more than 10,000 students in Kankakee and Iroquois counties annually through the use of two mobile units. Prevention efforts are extended to junior high students through Project Northland, a research-based alcohol prevention program that is presented to over 2000 students.
Each year a Family Fun-a-thon, open to the public, is held at Olivet Nazarene University to raise funds for the Life Education Center programs and to provide an afternoon of fun fair type family activities such as face painting, ice cream making, miniature golf putting, bozo buckets, archery, spin art and more. Plan to join Harold the Giraffe, mascot of the Life Education Center at the celebration.
For more information call 815.936.4606.