Public Health Sciences alumna travels US as Americorps NCCC volunteer
|Molly Flynn, left, at work on a trail in Oklahoma with Americorps NCCC colleagues.|
Molly Flynn, Public Health Sciences ’13, has been seeing a lot of places across the country as an AmeriCorps volunteer. Since graduating last May, Flynn has worked on projects in three different locations.
“For my first two months of service I was living in Oklahoma building walking trails in a rural community that had very high obesity and poverty rates,” says Flynn. Her second project, in Denver, CO, involved helping 7th graders learn about sustainability and healthy living.
Flynn is off to Little Rock, AR, soon. “My next project will be working to reduce childhood obesity rates in seven different elementary schools through nutrition classes, building gardens, and starting walking clubs,” she notes.