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The LUTAN Inc. Smile, Shine, Stand, and Shout Stars Program (S5 Program) was created to combat the incredibly high rates of childhood obesity in Marion County.  Since 2017, the CDC has ranked Indiana as the 12th most obese state in the union, where one in three Indiana adults are considered obese.... Read More

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The LUTAN Inc. Smile, Shine, Stand, and Shout Stars Program (S5 Program) was created to combat the incredibly high rates of childhood obesity in Marion County.  

Since 2017, the CDC has ranked Indiana as the 12th most obese state in the union, where one in three Indiana adults are considered obese.  The state of Indiana is ranked as having the 11th highest rate of childhood obesity in the United States. More than 13% of young people from low-income communities in the state are obese before they enter kindergarten. 

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, Marion County is the most obese county in the state.  38.6% of all adults in Marion County are obese.  Among youth in Marion County, 12.3% are considered obese and 16.1% are considered overweight. CDC statistical data also indicates that children who suffer from obesity are three times as likely to become an obese adult.   

While these numbers are staggering, we know that obesity is preventable.  With proper education, nutrition, physical activity, and support, we can reverse this trend in our county and our state.  LUTAN Inc. seeks to prioritize reducing the percentages of young people in Marion County who suffer from childhood obesity through our S5 Program. 

 

The S5 Program is a 24-month all-inclusive program that combines gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading and full body conditioning with a science-based nutritional program, leadership development, and mentorship.  Targeting youth ages 8-18, the S5 Program will help reduce the occurrence of childhood obesity in Marion County by educating and empowering our youth to maximize their full potential by improving their eating habits, increasing physical activity, strengthening their mental health and well-being, and promoting academic excellence, while they pursue their dream of cheer and tumbling.   Our program is staffed by a highly trained coaching staff who have over 20 years of experience collectively in cheerleading and tumbling.  LUTAN Inc. also has collaborative partnerships with local personal trainers and a health coach to fully implement the S5 program.   

 

Because Marion County also has a high percentage of young people living in under-resourced and low-income communities, we are requesting funding to provide scholarships to our most financial vulnerable young people who are also at the highest risk for childhood obesity.  LUTAN Inc. is requesting the financial support in the amount of $15,000.  With your support, we can provide full two-year scholarships to the S5 Program for 25 young people.  Your financial support will ensure that that we are positively impacting and that we are successful in helping to reduce the number of young people in Marion County who suffer from childhood obesity.    

 

Your financial support is also requested to purchase the additional gymnastic equipment needed to full implement the S5 Program.  Additionally, funds are also requested to purchase materials and supplies that include marketing materials, IPADs and software for data collection and participant progress tracking, and weight management machines that measure both weight and BMI.   

LUTAN Inc. recognizes the importance of data driven service delivery to best meet the needs of our participants and to convey program effectiveness to our supporters.  We will measure the success of S5 Program by conducting pre assessments of our participants at the point of enrollment in the program, a mid-point assessment at the start of year two and a post assessment of our participants at the conclusion of the 24-month program.  We will utilize an external evaluator to conduct the pre-, mid-, and post assessments. The data collected from these assessments will be analyzed and included in our final project report.   

We understand that the high rates of childhood obesity did not occur overnight.  We also understand that a reduction in the rates of childhood obesity in Marion County and the state of Indiana will not happen overnight.  However, LUTAN Inc. is fully committed to every young person within our reach to educate and empower them to know that they have options and can live full, healthy lives and that cheerleading, and tumbling can help them achieve it.   

It is our sincere hope that you will support our efforts to improve the lives of young people in Marion County.  Together, we can prevent the increase of this most preventable disease.   

I appreciate the opportunity to share our program with you for funding consideration. If you have any questions or need additional information about the S5 Program, I am available at your convenience to speak with you.  

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.  

 

Best Regards, 

 

Vanessa Gardner 

Founder and Executive Director 

LUTAN Inc.  

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LUTAN Inc. is requesting the financial support in the amount of $15,000. With your support, you can help reduce the percentages of young people in Marion County who suffer from childhood obesity

Vanessa Gardner

Vanessa Gardner is the Executive Director & Founder of LUTAN Inc. As a youngster, she received scholarships in fine Arts at Jordan Dance Academy at Butler University and is a retired nationally ranked self-taught gymnast & Cheerleader. Cheer Impacted her life & taught her discipline, teamwork, & leadership skills that would keep her off the streets. She has Coached for 24 years developing others & with your donation she can continue her journey in offering fit & nutrition education & keep physical activity within our community.

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Vanessa Gardner, on behalf of

The LUTAN Smile, Shine, Stand, and Shout Stars Program (S5 Program)

LUTAN Inc. is requesting the financial support in the amount of $15,000. With your support, you can help reduce the percentages of young people in Marion County who suffer from childhood obesity

Vanessa Gardner

Vanessa Gardner is the Executive Director & Founder of LUTAN Inc. As a youngster, she received scholarships in fine Arts at Jordan Dance Academy at Butler University and is a retired nationally ranked self-taught gymnast & Cheerleader. Cheer Impacted her life & taught her discipline, teamwork, & leadership skills that would keep her off the streets. She has Coached for 24 years developing others & with your donation she can continue her journey in offering fit & nutrition education & keep physical activity within our community.

Indianapolis, Indiana

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The LUTAN Inc. Smile, Shine, Stand, and Shout Stars Program (S5 Program) was created to combat the incredibly high rates of childhood obesity in Marion County.  Since 2017, the CDC has ranked Indiana as the 12th most obese state in the union, where one in three Indiana adults are considered obese.... Read More

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The LUTAN Inc. Smile, Shine, Stand, and Shout Stars Program (S5 Program) was created to combat the incredibly high rates of childhood obesity in Marion County.  

Since 2017, the CDC has ranked Indiana as the 12th most obese state in the union, where one in three Indiana adults are considered obese.  The state of Indiana is ranked as having the 11th highest rate of childhood obesity in the United States. More than 13% of young people from low-income communities in the state are obese before they enter kindergarten. 

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, Marion County is the most obese county in the state.  38.6% of all adults in Marion County are obese.  Among youth in Marion County, 12.3% are considered obese and 16.1% are considered overweight. CDC statistical data also indicates that children who suffer from obesity are three times as likely to become an obese adult.   

While these numbers are staggering, we know that obesity is preventable.  With proper education, nutrition, physical activity, and support, we can reverse this trend in our county and our state.  LUTAN Inc. seeks to prioritize reducing the percentages of young people in Marion County who suffer from childhood obesity through our S5 Program. 

 

The S5 Program is a 24-month all-inclusive program that combines gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading and full body conditioning with a science-based nutritional program, leadership development, and mentorship.  Targeting youth ages 8-18, the S5 Program will help reduce the occurrence of childhood obesity in Marion County by educating and empowering our youth to maximize their full potential by improving their eating habits, increasing physical activity, strengthening their mental health and well-being, and promoting academic excellence, while they pursue their dream of cheer and tumbling.   Our program is staffed by a highly trained coaching staff who have over 20 years of experience collectively in cheerleading and tumbling.  LUTAN Inc. also has collaborative partnerships with local personal trainers and a health coach to fully implement the S5 program.   

 

Because Marion County also has a high percentage of young people living in under-resourced and low-income communities, we are requesting funding to provide scholarships to our most financial vulnerable young people who are also at the highest risk for childhood obesity.  LUTAN Inc. is requesting the financial support in the amount of $15,000.  With your support, we can provide full two-year scholarships to the S5 Program for 25 young people.  Your financial support will ensure that that we are positively impacting and that we are successful in helping to reduce the number of young people in Marion County who suffer from childhood obesity.    

 

Your financial support is also requested to purchase the additional gymnastic equipment needed to full implement the S5 Program.  Additionally, funds are also requested to purchase materials and supplies that include marketing materials, IPADs and software for data collection and participant progress tracking, and weight management machines that measure both weight and BMI.   

LUTAN Inc. recognizes the importance of data driven service delivery to best meet the needs of our participants and to convey program effectiveness to our supporters.  We will measure the success of S5 Program by conducting pre assessments of our participants at the point of enrollment in the program, a mid-point assessment at the start of year two and a post assessment of our participants at the conclusion of the 24-month program.  We will utilize an external evaluator to conduct the pre-, mid-, and post assessments. The data collected from these assessments will be analyzed and included in our final project report.   

We understand that the high rates of childhood obesity did not occur overnight.  We also understand that a reduction in the rates of childhood obesity in Marion County and the state of Indiana will not happen overnight.  However, LUTAN Inc. is fully committed to every young person within our reach to educate and empower them to know that they have options and can live full, healthy lives and that cheerleading, and tumbling can help them achieve it.   

It is our sincere hope that you will support our efforts to improve the lives of young people in Marion County.  Together, we can prevent the increase of this most preventable disease.   

I appreciate the opportunity to share our program with you for funding consideration. If you have any questions or need additional information about the S5 Program, I am available at your convenience to speak with you.  

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.  

 

Best Regards, 

 

Vanessa Gardner 

Founder and Executive Director 

LUTAN Inc.  

No update found.

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