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End of year updates from our communities, info on CATCH Open Academy 2016
End of year updates from our communities, info on CATCH Open Academy 2016
CATCH launches in Detroit and New York YMCAs!
CATCH will be impacting children in Detroit, an area with 39% increased rates of overweight/obesity, via our involvement with their YMCAs. See a number of profiles from Detroit staff, such as Melissa Opsahl quoted below, on our blog. 
The staff of the New York City YMCAs also shared their insights on their first ever CATCH training with us after Peter Cribb led them in their first implementation in November."There are so many options in this CATCH activity box, it’s crazy." said Brianne Barry, a group leader at Staten Island YMCA. "We all opened it and thought, “wow this is fantastic.” 
Los Fresnos, TX: A Case Study on the effectiveness of CATCH
We have brought you a lot of news out of Los Fresnos, TX in 2015, and that's because we are darn proud of what is happening there. One of the first school systems to utilize non-profit CATCH Global Foundation resources to secure grant funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Los Fresnos has seen measurable impacts on their PE classes, school environment, and community involvement in health. 
If you are interested in how CATCH can shape a dedicated community in just a year's time, please visit Los Fresnos's full case study on our webpage. 
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CGF has had strong success in 2015. CGF Executive Director Duncan Van Dusen outlines our greatest successes, and greatest needs, in his annual letter to CATCH supporters
Celebrating our 2015 Texas CATCH Champions
Each December CATCH celebrates the work of a few individuals doing great work in our home state of Texas. Learn about our champions and see pictures from the event on our blog!
Akron YMCA's show off their CATCH pride 
Check out this video made by the students and AmeriCorps VISTAs in their after-school program!
Enroll in the CATCH Open Academy for 2016
This summer CATCH will be holding two open training academies in Austin, TX:
  • K-8 Implementation & Coordination Kit Training July 18-20
  • CATCH Kids Club Afterschool Implementation Training July 25-27 
Enrollment is open to all individuals and we are currently offering 10% off our registration fees through Dec. 31! This is a great opportunity for smaller districts and programs. For information and pricing, visit our website or contact Lindsay Edgar at 855-500-0050 x805. 
The CATCH Newsletter comes to you from Kathy Chichester, the National CATCH Coordinator, and Katie Stone, Marketing Associate. Have a great story about how you've used CATCH, or how it's touched your community? Share with us!
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