Irving Recreation Center
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RECognized Student of the Month
Irving Rec. Center is pleased to announce that eighth-grader Ethan B. has been selected as our March RECognized Student of the Month. Ethan is a fundamental member of the Irving Recreation Center Student Advisory Board and regularly participates in after school activities at the rec. center. He is always safe, respectful, and responsible, and his cheerful and friendly personality makes him stand out as a perfect candidate for RECognized Student of the Month. Congratulations, Ethan!
|Congratulations Irving Rec. Center Aardbots!
The IRC Aardbots competed in the FIRST LEGO League Competition at the Nebraska Robotics Expo at the Strategic Air and Space Museum on Saturday, February 19. Close to 800 youth from Nebraska and neighboring states participated in the event. A special thank you to those families who were able to come out to show their support. Way to go Aardbots! (Members of the Aardbots robotics team meet Governor Heineman in the image above.)
Positive Youth Development
Irving Recreation Center is dedicated to offering young people the supports and experiences necessary to grow up happy and successful. Each month's email from the Rec. Center will include ideas for how everyone can respond to the changes and challenges of raising our kids in positive, healthy ways. This month we consider the role active living plays in the lives of young people.
Why is active living so important?
Child obesity rates in the United States are three times higher than they were three decades ago. Today, nearlyone in three young people in our country is obese or overweight. At this rate, one out of every three children born since 2000 will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives if we don't do something about it. Many others face other obesity-related health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma.
What can we do about it? Lincoln is part of a national initiative called Let's Move! Let's Move! is dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Let's Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future by fostering environments that support healthy choices. Check out our video of the month and the Let's Move! website for more information.
Active living at Irving Rec. Center
Did you know that out-of-school programs at Irving Rec. Center include active choices such as summer day camps for children and youth, sports camps and clinics, open gym for youth, hip-hop dance classes, recreational swimming, and healthy cooking clubs? Did you also know that Irving Rec. Center offers a popular court reservation program for adults and that our weight and fitness room is open to the public on evenings and weekends? We also host adult team sports offered through the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Athletic's Office. Encourage your family to get involved and get active! Let's move!