2016 Approved Interventions

Summer Fitness Festival – Free outdoor exercise classes and events every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from June through August.  Classes include Outdoor High Interval Intensity Training, community bike rides called ‘Slow Rolls’ and Yoga in the Park.  Dexter Wellness Center will oversee the programs.  $4,280.00

Program to Educate All CyclistsEveryone can ride, a summer cycling program, is designed to empower individuals with disabilities through cycling. The seven week program offers two 50 minute sessions/week. PEAC staff members are trained recreation therapists and occupational therapists with backgrounds in special education and cycling. $ 4,000.00

Dexter School Garden/Farm to School – Farm to School and the School Garden will continue funding part time Farm to School and School Garden Coordinators. They will be responsible for implementing interventions, supporting education and outreach for healthy and local food consumption. The coordinators are working in all school buildings within the Dexter School District.  $35,000

SRSLY ‐ SRSLY is a community coalition dedicated to the prevention of destructive behavior in youth. Partners include in‐kind contributions from St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, local volunteers and a grant subsidy from the Federal Drug Free Communities Grant. $24,000.

DEXTER WINTER MARKET -  A market from November-April. The market includes events for families and on site music. The market is dedicated to supporting local growers and producers by providing Dexter and the surrounding communities with a friendly and welcoming marketplace, which meets the demands of local residents for purchasing local, fresh food and merchandise. The market meets at the Dexter Senior Center.  $6500.00


SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLNow moving into its third year, SR2S will subsidize compensation for a Safe Routes to School Coordinator Dexter to maintain and improve efforts to encourage youth physical activity and Walk To School Wednesdays. $5000.00


SIDEWALK CONNECTOR PLAN – This intervention will fund construction of approximately 500’ of sidewalk connecting the Island Hills Subdivision to the existing Border-to-Border-Trail. The target section runs along Island Lake Road between Jessica Lane and Katherine Way and currently has no shoulder for pedestrian foot traffic. This fully ADA-compliant pathway will connect 59 single family homes with a varied population demographic. Additional funding will be provided by Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative.   $10,000.00 ($13,000 carrying over from Plan Year 3)


DEXTER FORUM – A bi-weekly forum held at Dexter Wellness Center. Dexter Forum hosts discussions on anything that might be pertinent to the community.  Space provided by DWC.