Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to all of you who diligently implemented HEAL in the first semester and welcome to all of you who are new to the HEAL team. Your passion and effort is making a huge difference in the lives of each child you teach as well as the students’ families, your school faculty and your community. This should make you feel valuable and special!
Thanks to you, the HEAL program is measurably improving the health and future for over 17,000 children in over 90 schools statewide. Since the ASAHPERD Fall Conference (held in Birmingham in November 2015), our waiting list grew to over 100 schools. Our booth and training seminars were well attended and over 100 teachers took the “Personal Pledge Challenge” by setting goals and making commitments to improve their own health. The best lessons are taught by example so it’s important that the children see us practicing what we preach.
This is a fantastic time of the year to reflect on our performance and make adjustments both personally and professionally to achieve our optimal HEAL goals. The next few months will be very exciting as we get to see the fruit of our labor through the HEAL Hero component. We will reap a HEAL Harvest of measurable outcomes and testimonies if we keep a sharp focus and teach with enthusiasm and joy. Our collective passion and efforts are changing the health and quality of life of thousands families for years to come. I’m thankful to share in this important mission side-by-side with you.
Here’s to a blessed and healthy new year for us all in 2016!
CEO/Founder, HEAL Inc.