The Greater Fort Town Area Charity is organizing a free holistic fitness program for youth. The 8-week program starts September 18 at St. Lawrence Academy in Prescott. Youth in grades 7 to 12 can take part. 

Coordinator Mike Larose says the program is about more than fitness. He noted the purpose is to build resilience to improve mental health. Larose explained the program will help youth develop skills and strategies to cope with certain situations. 

The program will run Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 7:30pm and Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 10:30am. There is space for 25 kids to participate. 

Larose says organizers gave the program a skeleton and its up to the youth to put the meat on it. He explained there will be a lot of collaboration between the coaches and kids. 

To register for the program, click here