On Monday evening, over 20 mentors and mentees attended Bridges’ Well Aware event to learn about health and wellness.
The Well Aware theme focused on teaching mentees how to take care of themselves from the inside-out. Four special guest speakers joined us to share their areas of expertise in fun and interactive ways.
St. Ansgar School Nurse Emily Kuper shared tips for personal hygiene and each participant received a goodie bag filled with a dental kit, shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitizer, deodorant, soap, lip balm and a comb.
Lea Brians, owner of Lea Brian’s Hair Styling Salon in Osage discussed hair and sin care, and, in addition to donating her time, donated some salon-quality shampoo samples.
Finally, Carla and Erin from the North Iowa Community Action Family Health Center facilitated a dinner of “make-your-own” chicken taco wraps and a fruit art contest. They also talked about making healthy food choices and provided everyone with some easy recipes.
The evening culminated in celebrating everyone’s fruit artwork. We were beyond impressed with all of the mentors and mentees’ creativity and skill.
This evening was made possible, free of charge, by a generous grant from the Foundation for the Enhancement of Mitchell County. Thank you to all of our mentors, mentees and parents who participated, our four special speakers,Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, and those who pitched in to help from cutting fruit to washing dishes.
We hope everyone will consider joining us for two upcoming workshops on cyberbullying and substance abuse prevention open to the whole community. The events are sponsored by the Foundation for the Enhancement of Mitchell County so admission is FREE and includes refreshments. Visit our post for more information or RSVP on our Facebook page.