Blog Posts By: Andie Polk

FreeWheels for Kids Q & A with Javin Martin

"Earn a Bike" at Bethel Neighborhood Center.

August 27, 2015

FreeWheels for Kids encourages kids to take on a healthy lifestyle by teaching them the basics of bike mechanics and bike safety. They are able to take the skills they’ve learned and the confidence they’ve grown into and make major changes in their community. I had the privilege to sit down with FreeWheels program director, Javin […]

Bringing a Grocery Store to Argentine

June 25, 2015

Twenty years ago a grocery store stood on Strong Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., but when it shut down in 2005, residents of the surrounding Argentine neighborhood found themselves without a grocery store and no access to healthy food. They were suddenly at the mercy of convenience stores and fast-food restaurants. So, for the last […]


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