Programmatic funds to continue the Triple Play fitness and nutrition project for children attending afterschool and summer activities. Triple Play is a dynamic wellness program that demonstrates how eating right, keeping fit, and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle. Funds will support the staff member who implements the fitness and nutrition programming.
Programmatic support to provide educator training to provide early intervention to children from financially disadvantaged families that display difficulties in reading and literacy in their early school years. The training will increase educators' knowledge of English language structure to make them more effective in addressing literacy deficiencies.
Capital funds to renovate Chaloner Recreation Park, an historically important facility adjacent to a low-income African American neighborhood. This project reflects many years of local input and diligent planning to reimagine the park layout and amenities. Funds will cover installing a fitness trail, a picnic shelter, and a splash pad.
Programmatic support to fund a project called the School and Community Data-Sharing Project (SCDSP) focused primarily on Title I schools and community organizations that primarily serve financially-disadvantaged children and families as a project/program of The Forsyth Promise. The purpose of the SCDSP is to facilitate the creation and maintenance of individual-level linked data sets using a data software platform called COMET Informatics. Data will be shared with and used by approved data contributing organizations for tracking student outcome measures.
Capital support for a project called "Up Off the Floor" which is a project to donate 150 beds to families with children in Title 1 elementary schools in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system who sleep on the floor. The distribution of these beds will be closely coordinated by the parent engagement and Title 1 coordinators at the school system.
Capital support for expansion of facilities by adding four early child care classrooms to eliminate waiting list and increase capacity to provide space for parenting and community services for financially disadvantaged families in east Winston-Salem. The classrooms will have their own restrooms, food prep and hand washing sinks and be furnished and equipped to encourage active exploration and movement. The addition of four classrooms will allow The Bethlehem Center to reclaim space originally intended for parenting/community services and eliminate their waiting list.
Programmatic funds to expand a peer support program addressing substance use disorders. Funds will support the hiring of three peer support specialists to work with the Department of Social Services, the Community Paramedicine Program, McDowell Access To Care and Health, and in the McDowell Mission shelters. The project will serve individuals who struggle with a combination of barriers including substance misuse, homelessness, infectious disease, and families who are at-risk for having their children placed into foster care.
Programmatic funds to pilot an expanded non-emergency medical transportation project using volunteer drivers recruited through the faith network in Robeson County. Currently, case managers based at the hospital refer patients to volunteers who give rides to Southeastern clinics. The program engages four volunteer drivers. The goal is to add four additional drivers and use sophisticated routing and ride scheduling software to coordinate pick-ups and drop-offs for high-risk patients.
Programmatic funds to expand the Get Fit program to promote countywide wellness through the coordination of free community healthy eating and active living opportunities. The Get Fit program will be promoted using T-shirts, promotional materials, and prizes. Funds will cover promotional materials and incentives for participants.
Capital funds to improve access to health care for low-income youth in all 14 public schools in McDowell County. The Health-e-Schools program utilizes telemedicine equipment to connect nurse practitioners to students, current equipment is antiquated and unreliable. Funds will cover 12 mobile telemedicine units in McDowell County and associated software fees.