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Peru State College AmeriCorps

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The Peru State AmeriCorps CHANCE Initiative provides an opportunity for Nebraska City elementary and middle school-aged children to attain the recommended number of minutes of physical activity per day. In order to accomplish this, Peru State AmeriCorps members have partnered with area schools and community members. In past years the CHANCE Initiative has seen an increase of between 3000 and 5000 steps per day in participants. The overarching goal of this endeavor is to curb the obesity epidemic in rural southeast Nebraska.

Lead Agency-Peru State College

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Service Sites

Northside Elementary-Nebraska City
Hayward Elementary-Nebraska City
Nebraska City Middle School-Nebraska City


Contact for information or to volunteer
Kyle Ryan
Peru State College
600 Hoyt
Peru, NE 68421