Brittney Downs is one of those individuals who sees a job that needs to be done and takes action. With a smile.
An educator by training, Brittney spent time volunteering at the Kroc Center before joining the “Kroc Krew”. That’s the name given to staff members at the Salvation Army’s extraordinary community center at South Mountain. The 16-acre facility in South Phoenix was made possible by the generosity of Joan and Ray Kroc, founders of McDonalds.
“The Healthy LifeStars program was the perfect solution for us,” explains Brittney. “We were attempting to create our own program at the outset, but because of Healthy LifeStars we have a strong curriculum that combines nutritional education, physical activity and accountability.”
“The kids are really motivated by the goal setting,” she explained. “They are so excited to rack up the miles!”
The mother of one daughter, with another child on the way, Brittney is committed to healthy living and enjoys being a part of a program that helps young students get on the right track.
The Kroc after school program includes homework time, a healthy snack and then time for running and swimming.
“It is great to see the kids so committed to something,” she concluded. “It makes a genuine difference in their lives.”
Brittney Downs, please accept our gratitude for your contributions to the children and the Healthy LifeStars program.
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