Local High School Basketball Team Tutors Young Students

Devin Lawrence, a member of the Hawthorne High School basketball team, helps a first grade student, Jonas, with his reading. Students at Chester Shell Elementary School get extra reading help from Hawthorne High School athletes after school on Mondays through the Barbara Bush Foundation's Teen Trendsetters program. Photo Credit: Michelle Neeley/WUFT News

Members of the local Hawthorne High School basketball team spend their Monday afternoons helping Chester Shell Elementary school students improve their reading skills as part of the Barbara Bush Foundation’s Teen Trendsetters program. Hawthorne High School’s head football coach, former UF and NFL player Cornelius Ingram, helped to get the athletes involved in the program.

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UF’s Dance For Life Program Helps Parkinson’s Patients

Dancer in Residence Emily Pozek leads Parkinson's patients through a series of stretches as part of the UF Arts in Medicine's Dance for Life program. The program lasts 16 weeks and is designed to help people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease improve their basic coordination and range of motion. Kieran Sheridan/WUFT News.

The University of Florida's Dance for Life Program provides dance classes for Parkinson's patients to help them improve their coordination and range of motion. Dance for Life classes are offered through the UF Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration and the UF Center for Arts in Medicine. The classes are facilitated by UF dancer in residence Emily Pozek.

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