Top 20 II gives teenage girls in East Chicago the opportunity to learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while having fun dancing. This age group in particular has the highest mortality rate due to obesity and high blood pressure and are at risk for diabetes and heart disease. To address this problem, Top 20 II offers a dance and mentoring program to keep girls fit and knowledgeable about their own health.
The intervention of health and wellness will help to reduce health risks and improve the overall appearance and self-confidence of the girls. Some of the health and wellness goals are:
- Increase fitness
- Encourage weight loss/body training
- Improve healthy eating
- Boost healthy living
At a young age, girls become active with the Top 20 II program and can change their lives by making healthier choices.
For more information on what Top 20 II is doing to help East Chicago girls, visit FoundationsEC.org.