The Kansas Learning Center for Health (KLCH) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $2,680.85 grant from the Halstead Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Kansas Community Foundation. According to Carrie Herman, KLCH Executive Director, the grant will be used towards the updating of exhibits to continue inspiring Kansas’ students to make healthy choices.
The Halstead Community Foundation awarded the grant from the KLCH Endowment Fund that was created for the excusive benefit of the Learning Center to further its mission “To be a premier regional resource for quality health education.” In addition to the KLCH Endowment Fund, the Halstead Community Foundation has other grants that have been established to invest in local service and community projects that focus on the enhancement of the Halstead community.
This past December KLCH received one of those grants of $980 to purchase a “Functional Heart and Circulatory System Model.” This new model has an interactive component, which allows students and guests of all ages to experience the path of blood flow. This new exhibit shows students the importance of keeping blood vessels in the heart and lungs functioning properly, giving them a clearer understanding of why healthy eating choices and exercise are essential to a healthy heart.
KLCH is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1965. The KLCH also offers outreach programs where KLCH instructors provide curriculum-enhancing information that is both educational and entertaining. It is our mission, “To be a premier regional resource for quality health education.” KLCH could not accomplish this without the philanthropic spirit of generous donors. For more information, visit www.learningcenter.org or call the KLCH at 316-835-2662.