Several of the Select Homes team volunteered to help teach children about living a healthy lifestyle Friday, February 5. The event, Body Venture, was held at Enders Elementary Open Magnet School. This mobile 45 foot by 50 foot Venture-through exhibit represents the human body.
“The Leadership Team at Select Homes enjoys participating as much as possible in community events,” Trent Loreant, operations manager. “Who wouldn’t want to have fun helping kids like this?”
Select Home volunteers were stationed within different human organs to read a short passage to the kids on the organ and its function.
“Playing the part of the stomach was a hoot!” Loreant said.
Kelli Miller, the event organizer and the school’s Family Engagement coordinator, talked to Select Homes about volunteering and within a few days, 12 team members had signed up to help. Miller chose Select Homes from strong recommendations of the school’s parents.
“Many of our families are not home owners,” Miller said. “Placing families and real estate experts in situations where they can create connections in a casual atmosphere is beneficial to both parties. Once families are ready to purchase a home they will already have built a relationship with you [Select Homes] and feel like they can turn to you to guide them through the mortgage maze.”
Miller believes strongly in the bond between home ownership and a solid education.
“Families that are homeowners tend to have a lower mobility rate and tend to have a stronger education,” Miller said. “By establishing relationships with our families it will establish a strong bond between you [Select Homes] and the families we serve leading to more potential clients for you and stronger community for us all.”
Loreant agreed. “We get to know our community better and hopefully they get to know us a little better.”
Body Venture was developed to address good nutrition, physical activity and other healthy lifestyle choices among American kids. In addition to the live event, students participated in classroom activities and had a take-home book to share with their families.
“Thanks again so very much for lending your time to our students,” Miller added. “It makes a world of difference!”