Healthy Campus/Community Initiative (HCCI)
For more information about this program, contact Jen Waller at or
Taylor Armstrong at email@example.com.
The Healthy Campus/Community Initiative began on the Coahoma County Higher Education Center campus in Clarksdale in April 2014. Under the direction of Delta State University, it used a $502,000 grant received from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, to offer classes and activities that encouraged individuals to adopt lifelong healthy practices. It promoted a health and wellness curriculum, physical activity in Coahoma County schools and educated students and their parents about daily fitness activities and nutrition.
This was a great program that inspired many people within our community toward the path to a healthier lifestyle. The BCBS grant ended in October 2015, but parts of the program continue today.
HCCI programming continues today by offering fitness classes throughout the year and offering a week-long summer camp for area youth called Camp R.O.C.K. (Recreation and Outdoors for Coahoma Kids).
Due to COVID restrictions, Camp Rock is postponed until Summer 2022.
The fitness classes are sustained by charging a small fee for participants who sign up for 6 to 9 week sessions year round depending on our calendar. We currently offer Tai Chi classes for $5 and
Circuit Training classes for $6. See the 2021 schedule below for current fitness opportunities.
March 8th-April 23rd!
Call Taylor at 662-621-9344 or Bridgette at 662-444-0652 to sign up for Circuit!