Community Education Initiative Brings Together Community, Provides Resources

Local Organizations Partner to Provide Programs and Resources at Brownell/Holmes STEM Academy

(FLINT, MI) – The Community Education Initiative, launched at Brownell/Holmes STEM Academy, is gaining traction! More than 20 partner organizations have come together to provide students and families with programming and resources to help remove barriers to success for Flint youth.

“The Community Education Initiative is designed to bring community resources together to support students, families, and community members by providing everything they might need to create an active and healthy environment for learning,” said Crim Fitness Foundation CEO Gerry Myers. “So many partner organizations are stepping up to join the Community Education Initiative that provides an opportunity for students to engage in experiential learning. It is truly a community effort.”

Partner organizations are providing resources and programs such as an on-site WIC clinic, a health navigator, nutrition education, physical activity programs, literacy tutoring, sports, staff support and much more.

Current Partner Organizations include:

  • City of Flint
  • Crim Fitness Foundation (lead agency)
  • Flint Community Schools
  • Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce
  • Flint PAL
  • FoodCorps
  • Genesee County Health Department
  • Genesee County Parks and Recreation
  • Genesee Health Plan
  • Genesee Health System
  • Genesys Health System
  • Hamilton Community Health Network
  • HealthPlus of Michigan
  • Hope Network
  • Hurley Hospital
  • Metro Community Development
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Department of Human Services
  • Mott Children’s Health Center
  • National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
  • One World
  • Ruth Mott Foundation
  • University of Michigan – Flint
  • United Way
  • More to be announced in the future!

The Crim Fitness Foundation cultivates accessible, vibrant communities in Flint and Genesee County, encouraging people to lead healthy lifestyles with the integration of physical activity, healthy eating, and mindfulness into their daily lives. From the HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races with its legendary 10 Mile race, to in- school and summer youth programs, to advocating for green spaces and safe walking and biking pathways, the Crim helps residents be active and healthy all year long.  For more information, visit

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