The City and Community Partners Introduce the MIND + BODY Youth Wellness Program

Thursday, June 08, 2023

The City along with YMCA of Greater Toledo and the Lucas County Health Department is thrilled to announce the launch of the MIND + BODY Youth Wellness Program, an immersive summer adventure in Toledo centered around six themed activities in your local park that promote physical and mental well-being. This innovative program’s initiative is dedicated to nurturing the holistic well-being of young individuals from 10 to 18 years of age. It aims to foster a balanced approach to mental, emotional, and physical wellness, equipping participants with invaluable tools for lifelong well-being.

The MIND + BODY Youth Wellness Program offers a unique blend of mindfulness, physical activity, personal development, and community building, empowering youth to cultivate a healthy mind and body while fostering a sense of connection and belonging.

Explore various dimensions of wellness through a carefully curated curriculum. Learn mindfulness and stress management techniques to enhance mental resilience and emotional well-being. Physical activities such as yoga, fitness classes, and outdoor adventures will promote physical fitness, coordination, and strength. Additionally, interactive workshops and discussions will focus on personal growth, leadership development, and fostering positive relationships.

"We are proud to announce the collaborative partnership between the City of Toledo, the YMCA of Greater Toledo, and the Lucas County Health Department in launching the MIND + BODY Youth Wellness Program," said Joe Fausnaugh, Director of Parks and Youth Services. "By joining forces, we are able to pool our resources and expertise to create a comprehensive program that will empower our youth with the tools and knowledge to lead healthy and fulfilling lives."

MIND + BODY Schedule

Activities take place every Friday from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

June 9Jamie Farr Park,
2140 Summit St.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
A nature themed scavenger hunt, find unique objects in city parks.
June 16Navarre Park,
907 White St.
Dance in the Park
Learn new dance moves to different genres and practice across the park!
June 23Wilson Park,
3251 Otto Rd.
Storybook Walk
Walk the park and read a story book. Chapters are displayed on
yard signs for easy reading and walking.
June 30Ottawa Park,
2200 Kenwood Blvd.
Training with UT Athletes
Run warm-up drills with University of Toledo Athletes.
Learn what its like to be a student athlete.
July 7Savage Splash Pad,
645 Vance St.
Park Cleanup
Show love and appreciation for our parks by participating in a park cleanup.
July 14Willys Park,
1375 Hillcrest Ave.
Art in the Park
Everyone is an artist with chalk! Create a masterpiece on the sidewalk,
afterward, walk the sidewalk gallery and see others artwork.

For further information and registration details, please visit