Central Baltimore Partnership, Nook Group Boxing And Health Be part of Forces For Initiative To Promote Wholesome Existence – CBS Baltimore

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) – In line with American Heart Month, the Central Baltimore Partnership held an event on Saturday to highlight the benefits of healthy eating and exercising. However, this is part of a much larger initiative.

At Corner Team Boxing and Fitness, kids learned the basics of a sport that goes back centuries.

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But the gym goes way beyond class in the ring. They offer free after-school, summer, and STEM programs, as well as free WiFi.

They recently teamed up with the Central Baltimore Partnership.

“This gym is an incredible partner because they work on a comprehensive suite of programs to support the youth in this community,” said Miller Roberts III of the Central Baltimore Partnership.

The partnership discussed the importance of improving heart health. They started a multi-year initiative for all ages known as GLOW, which stands for Greenmount Life Opportunity and Wellness.

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“We will be working in four neighborhoods in central Baltimore to improve access to nutritious food, improve access to primary and preventive health care, and improve access to enriching after-school activities,” said Roberts III.

The initiative was funded by a $ 500,000 grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

GLOW will even help with employee training and housing support programs.

“We will be in these communities for the years to come helping people understand how to improve their lives,” said Roberts III.

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Partners like Corner Team Boxing are exactly what they need to achieve this goal.