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Youth Programs


Healthy Kids aims to give St. Petersburg’s youth the knowledge and tools to live their healthiest life. Throughout the year, our team of Community Health Leaders work to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and encourage health behaviors in children and families by offering interactive lessons on different dimensions of health, including mental, environmental, physical and well-being.  Healthy Kids utilizes the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) Program, an evidenced-based curriculum based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coordinated School Health Model. The model uses eight interactive components to encourage youth to practice healthful eating and increase physical activity.

Check out the Healthy Kids at Home curriculum for fun content and activities for the whole family. The social-emotional themed curriculum is available to use and download for schools, families and out-of-school time providers.


play packs

Healthy St. Pete partners to offer opportunities for children in the community to get and stay active by distributing recess Play Packs that included frisbees, balls, jump ropes and other play equipment for students to utilize during recess. To date Healthy St. Pete has distributed a total of 1100 Play Packs, to students in 20 schools in St. Petersburg.

Kids Yoga in the Park

Healthy St. Pete is partnering with Aetna, a CVS Health Care Company to implement the Mind Power Program aimed at reducing stress, encouraging healthy habits, and strengthening social and emotional learning. As a leader in health care, Aetna is committed to positively impacting communities and helping individuals on their path to better health. Mind Power program participants will receive once weekly yoga instruction and will have access to Inner Explorer, a mindfulness platform designed to support mental health and well-being of youth and teens. The city is offering this program to participants enrolled in elementary or teen before school care, as well as therapeutic recreation at no cost! 

Join us for FREE Family Yoga Classes from 10 – 11AM. Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat or towel and water bottle!

February 11 Azalea Park  (outside event, park at recreation center)

February 25 at Walter Fuller Park (outside event, park at recreation center)

March 11 at Shore Acres Recreation Center

March 25 at Azalea Park  (outside event, park at recreation center)

April 15 at Bartlett Park (outside event, west side of recreation center)

April 29 at Azalea Park (outside event, park at recreation center)

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black and green Inner Explorer logo