Every week smiles galore can be seen at MN Flyers! Becker County Energize was able to partner with MN Flyers to expand access to their program to provide physical education to special needs children and adults in Frazee & Lake Park/Audubon schools and the DAC in Detroit Lakes. The program builds motor performance, physical ability, and functional independence, social skills and problem solving skills through weekly classes. In the 2 years since its inception this program has tripled in size. The program is continuing to grow throughout the area schools, it is working to expanding to other nearby districts. In addition, a new “Go Baby Grow Baby” class was piloted in partnership with Essentia Health and is being held at MN Flyers with a focus on mom and baby’s age 0-18 months (siblings are welcome to attend) to share and learn about baby development, nutrition, dental care and more!
Did you know that studies show that public art improves public health in multiple ways as it engages the community in planning and creation, increases a sense of identify and belonging, builds tourism and increases positive mental well-being. The art and architecture walking tour of Detroit Lakes is an Art4Health Project supported by Springboard for the Arts and ParterSHIP 4 Health and conceived in collaboration by the DLCCC and Becker County Energize. The art walking tour includes a 1 mile and 2.2 mile route with 24 points of interest and the brochure highlights information on each interest point in addition to local artist biographies. Click Here For The Brochure
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Contact Karen.Crabtree@EssentiaHealth.org for more information.
Want to know more about how public art impacts public health & communities? Check out these research articles: