Individuals and families that reside in the urban core continue to experience striking health disparities. Lacking is access to safe, affordable fitness opportunities, encouragement to practice healthy lifestyles and access to accurate information. CCON works to eliminate these barriers.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Drugs–Alcohol–Sex–Bullying–Teens face difficult decisions daily. The Helping Youth Plan for Excellence program (HYPE) encourages teens to become part of the solution through the performing arts. Students practice skills in drama, music and dance. Caring adults establish positive relationships through coaching and mentoring. HYPE youth write, produce and perform their works in front of their peers at Kauffman Performing Arts Center and other venues in the KCarea. The program reaches over 4,000 students annually.
HEALTH & WELLNESS CCON provides daily Exercise & Nutrition opportunities in the state of the art, full-service fitness facility located at 3002 Holmes Street. Personal trainers are there every step of the way to serve youth, adults and seniors.
CCON also coordinates exciting health education programs using innovative approaches aimed at community and faith based organizations. Recently CCON armed three congregations with AEDS, First Aid kits and CPR training to launch a program that will educate thousands. It is called the Healthy Faith Project.
HIV/AIDS PREVENTION EDUCATION CCON responds to the critical need to reduce the number of new HIV/AIDS cases through education and HIV Screening. The CDC’s estimates show that African Americans, more than any other racial/ethnic group, continue to bear the greatest burden of HIV in the US. CCON’s approach maximizes the power of Black Churches to spread a message of Hope & Healing. Over 25 churches participate with CCON to bring health and healing to hurting people.
YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED Every year, expenses increase as demand for services continues to grow. Coupled with this demand, we also face challenges with capital improvements, maintenance costs related to the age of the buildings and normal wear and tear. Financial and in-kind gifts are always needed. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
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If you need additional information, please call: 816.531.4683 ext. 12