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Special Olympics Update: Cheerleading Team and Basketball Team Win Gold

May 16, 2022

The partnership between the Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Delta and the Special Olympics of Mississippi is history in the making. 

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Club Members from Lexington to Participate in Special Olympics USA Games

February 17, 2022

In partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta, Special Olympics Mississippi recognized the basketball team from Holmes County Consolidated School District who are all members of our Lexington Club. These young men will be participating in the Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Florida, from June 5 - June 11, 2022, as a unified basketball team., which means the team will consist of students with and without disabilities.

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How Does Income Inequality Affect Health?

Income inequality is the uneven distribution of wealth between individuals in a given society. When there is income inequality, it usually means that the rich are far richer than everyone else, and the poor are much poorer than everyone else.

The United States has had one of the highest rates of income inequality among developed countries since 1970. This has led to the richest individuals getting rich faster than ever before. While income inequality has many negative consequences for those who are poor, one of the main effects is on their health. In this article, we’ll look at the relationship between income inequality and health.

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The Best Tips for Raising Healthy Children

It’s fairly safe to say that all parents want their children to be healthy, but whether that want becomes a reality is a different story, as raising healthy kids can be difficult. Children’s health has become a major issue in the United States, as a 2020 UNICEF report ranked the U.S. last out of 38 countries in physical fitness.

Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) share that nearly 20% of Americans under the age of 19 are obese. This equates to over 14 million kids in total—about 1 out of every 5 in that age group. So, what can you do to ensure that your kids remain healthy as they grow and develop? In this article, we’ll share some of the best tips for raising healthy children.

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