Yerington, Nevada – Healthy Communities Coalition’s Yerington Stand Tall team is hosting the second annual community 5K Glow Walk/Run on Friday, April 22nd at 8pm. The 5K starting line is at Yerington High School parking lot at 114 Pearl Street. All proceeds go to the Stand Tall annual scholarships for college or technical/trade school. For information, contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants can register the day of the event, beginning at 7:30pm. Neon and glow in the dark clothing is suggested.
Yerington Stand Tall leader Shannon Juntunen thanked the community in advance for helping create opportunities for students to go on to college and career training, as well as for helping “to share in the Stand Tall and Healthy Communities vision of promoting healthy lifestyles in our schools and communities.”
WHAT IS STAND TALL? Stand Tall teams based in high schools and middle schools in the Lyon County School District are part of Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties (HCC). Each team sponsors annual community 5K Walk/Run events to promote fitness and to raise funds for their Stand Tall scholarships. During the school year, these young leaders learn skills such as public speaking, and work with their schools and communities to prevent alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other drug use and to promote good nutrition, mental health and physical fitness. The teams also take on a number of projects every year to serve their communities, such as coat, shoe and food drives. Stand Tall teams help raise funds for their teams by providing face painting and other services at community events.
Contact: For more information about Stand Tall teams throughout Lyon County, contact regional coordinator Anji Winebarger at HCC at 246-7550.
Stand Tall and HCC’s Community Development Hub: Stand Tall teams’ energetic volunteer work is one spoke of many in HCC’s Community Development Hub, a network of strategies that also includes Comstock Youth Works job skills and academic success program, Community Roots gardening education and school garden and farmers market internships, connections to meaningful volunteer work for all ages, second chance work sites, vocational rehabilitation work sites, community arts and culture projects, shared grant writing with regional, multi-sector, collective impact approaches, etc.