Tuesday, November 15, 2022

SLU's Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, and Nutrition and Dietetics Programs are awarded 1818 Grant

We are excited to announce a new SLU Community Partnership through the 1818 Grant titled Lifting Safely To Build A Better Future! SLU Physical Therapy Student Association, SLU Athletic Training Society, and SLU Dietetics Association are partnering with Lift For Life Gym! Lift for Life Gym is a non-for-profit organization that provides a safe after school environment for at-risk St. Louis City children, where they can participate in group workouts, complete homework, and eat dinner each evening. Lift for Life Gym provides an enriching environment that promotes holistic health and wellbeing for St. Louis Youth. Through this partnership, students from SLU’s Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, and Nutrition and Dietetics programs will be in the community with these youth, providing education on safe exercise and stretching techniques, nutrition, and tips for managing wounds and injuries, as well as introducing the gym members to these Allied Health Professions! We hope that this program results in a longstanding partnership between Lift for Life Gym and Saint Louis University and cannot wait for it to take place! Thank you to all that worked on the planning, writing, and presentation of this grant, we appreciate your hard work, and thank you SLU for selecting our proposal out of 55 other applicants! 
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