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Broward Virtual School Teams Up with Holy Cross Hospital

Broward Virtual School (BVS) parents, students and staff are launching a live Pilates 4 Youth broadcast series to elementary schools across the District. In partnership with Holy Cross Hospital, schools will have the opportunity to experience Pilates at their school sites through a live interactive four-week session via distance learning. The program’s initial launch includes elementary schools in the Coconut Creek, Dillard and Nova Innovation Zones.

“Pilates 4 Youth is an extension of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programming, where students learn to embrace healthy habits through the fun of exercise science, thereby demonstrating how STEM is integrated in the real-world," said Christopher Gates, STEM Discovery Day Developer. The Pilates 4 Youth series will be instructed by a certified Pilates instructor and wellness specialist from Holy Cross Hospitals’ Community Outreach Team. It is an initiative of the Pilates Method Alliance, which aims to foster and encourage teaching Pilates to children safely and appropriately, taking into consideration the physiological and cognitive stages of development that they undergo.

About Broward County Public Schools
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 99 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages.

About Holy Cross Hospital
A part of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Holy Cross Hospital is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 557-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of individuals and families we serve.  Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. To learn more about Holy Cross Hospital, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter. For more information on Holy Cross Hospital's Community Outreach programs in South Florida, visit www.holy-cross.com/community-outreach.