Baptist Health Healthy and Active Youth Program (HAYP) is a free program for youth, ages 11 to 17 and their families. Each session has fun and interactive nutrition and exercise that can be incorporated for the whole family. Each session is centered on addressing many of the common challenges that parents are presented. HAYP is funded by the Baptist Health Foundation and facilitated by the Health Management Center.
HAYP has sessions year-round and meets in the Health Management Center at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock.
Healthy and Active Youth Program is a FREE, fun and engaging program! Participants will receive a fitness tracker, t-shirt, weekly prizes for participation and more! Spaces are limited so apply today!
Download, print and complete the application and mail to:
Healthy and Active Youth Program
Baptist Health Health Management Center
9601 Baptist Health Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72205
Spring Session Dates — January 14-May 19, 2020, 5:30-7 pm
Application Deadline — January 10, 2020
Orientation — January 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Fall and Spring sessions are a family event! Parents and guardians are expected to stay and learn about a healthy lifestyle alongside their child. Labwork, nutrition assessments and fitness testing will be done at the beginning and end of the program.
We will meet Tuesday nights from 5:30-7 pm. During these sessions we will provide the following:
- Cooking classes
- Exercise sessions
- Educational activities
- Field trips
Summer 1 Session Dates — June 15-June 25, 2020
Application Deadline — June 10, 2020
Summer 2 Session Dates — July 13-July 23, 2020
Application Deadline — July 8, 2020
Summer sessions are two weeks, Monday-Thursday from 8 am-3 pm. These sessions are for the children only ages 11-17. Children who attended the spring session are guaranteed a place in one of the two summer sessions.
The Healthy & Active Youth program sets young Arkansans up to lead healthy lives as adults – at no cost to the participants or their families. Donate to support this important program and create a healthier future for Arkansas.
For more information on the program visit the Healthy and Active Youth website
"It was pretty fast paced—both education and physical work. We learned about nutrition, and how to prepare foods that are healthier and still taste good. I was really proud that I was able to run a 5K race, and I came in third place! I didn’t think I could do that before. "
"My favorite part of the program was getting to meet and work with new people and not being lazy all summer. My goal wasn't to lose weight. I just wanted to be healthier. My family got on board as well. They said if I was going to do this then they wouldn't let me do it alone."
- Faith Milliken