In the summer of 2013, two groups of YMCA youth got together to discuss what it means to be a kid in Knox County. Those selected for the "Healthy Voice" club met with staff from the Knox County Health Department and the YMCA three times a week.
Over the course of the summer, thoughts and feelings about health began to change. In talking about loved ones and neighborhoods, the children saw that health was influenced by much more than the desire to be healthy and the knowledge of how to get there. The places where we live, eat, work and play must support all of us. They must be built with children in mind.
Here is a video that asks you to consider children: our homes, our neighborhoods and our health. Every request is a real one. These are their needs, through their eyes.
A Kid’s Eye View