Youth Programs

Healthy children make for healthy adults. That's why we offer a variety of children's programs designed to teach kids the importance of self-respect, healthy eating and exercise.

Farm Fit:

This program is offered to all schools in our service area. It is a field trip for second graders that teaches the benefits of gardening, healthy eating and physical activity.

Safe Sitter:

Scheduled from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Safe Sitter offers babysitting preparation for 11-13 year olds (no exceptions). Breakfast and lunch are provided. During this class, your Safe Sitter will be taught child care essentials including how to rescue a choking infant and child. Cost is $40. Payment is required to reserve a seat. In 2016, classes will be held January 16, February 6, March 5, June 6 and June 15. To register call 812.933.5583.

CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health):

Through grant money, MMCH addresses the issue of childhood obesity by offering the CATCH program to local schools. CATCH brings schools, families and communities together to create a healthier school environment.

Bike Helmet Presentations:

This program teaches young kids the rules of the road, including the importance of wearing a helmet to prevent head injury. Bike helmet presentations are offered to all schools in our service area.

Girls on the Run:

Girls on the Run is a nationwide after-school program that is held in the spring and fall to 3rd-5th grade girls and 6th-8th grade girls in select areas. The program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Throughout the season, the girls build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. All lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. To volunteer or learn more about Girls on the Run of MMH, e-mail Lynn Hertel or call 812.933.5482. More information can also be found by visiting the Girls on the Run of Margaret Mary Health website.