TUPELO – The W. K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to HealthWorks! children’s health education center.
Funds from the grant will support the center’s operations as it provides curriculum-based health education programming for school children and the general public.
“HealthWorks! was developed as an affordable health education resource for schoolchildren throughout this region and other areas of the state,” said Dean Hancock, president of Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi. “Our modest admission fees are designed to offer a quality health education experience at the center for as many students as possible. The Kellogg Foundation grant will help supplement HealthWorks! operations, providing additional important opportunities for those students.”
Since its opening in early February, more than 5,000 visitors have attended HealthWorks!. Of these, 3,500 were students from 45 schools located throughout 14 counties in north Mississippi.
Founded in 1930 by cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports programs for children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. Grants within the United States are concentrated in Michigan, Mississippi and New Mexico. The Foundation is also actively involved in Latin America, the Caribbean and southern Africa.