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IBX Foundation supports Please Touch Museum’s 2nd Annual Ready-Set-School Program

By September 22, 2023October 2nd, 2023Community Health
Children enjoy a free Community Day at the Please Touch Museum.

Children enjoy a free Community Day at the Please Touch Museum.

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation supported the Please Touch Museum’s second annual Ready-Set-School program which provided free admission for nearly 7,000 visitors to the Museum during three Sundays this summer. These special Community Days offered themed programming designed to support children and families and strengthen their physical and emotional readiness for a successful transition to school in the fall.

Programming included:

  • School’s Out! which offered families game-based activities to center on skills that children and families can build upon together over the summer.
  • Fueling Your Mind & Body Day which addressed mental and physical health, food access and nutrition for children.
  • Ready To Learn Day which focused on building social-emotional skills that are critical to success in learning.

The Foundation also supported the Philadelphia School District’s third annual Back-to-School Bus Tour which featured two specially-wrapped school buses that traveled across Philadelphia to make resources and services accessible for students and families.

Independence Blue Cross Foundation Team

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation is leading a future for equitable health in our communities and nation. The IBX Foundation’s grant programs and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation Institute for Health Equity are advancing three areas of impact: Access to Care, the Healthcare Workforce, and Health Equity. Since inception the IBX Foundation’s most important stakeholder – the community – has been at the center of the work. By the end of 2023, the IBX Foundation will have awarded grants totaling more than $80 million to support nonprofits and research improving the health and well-being of communities in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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