Rams, Health Net and After School All-Stars, Los Angeles host a series of backpack distributions for elementary school students across the LA region

The Los Angeles Rams have teamed up with Health Net and After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA) to host a series of backpack distributions for elementary school students from underserved communities throughout the Los Angeles area. The distribution will feature appearances from representatives of ASAS-LA, Rams Legends, Rams Cheerleaders, and mascot Rampage. In addition, HealthNet provides free flu vaccinations.

Throughout the 2022 season, the Rams and Health Net will provide more than 2,400 backpacks of school supplies to six schools, including Extera Breed Elementary School, Extera Eastman Elementary School, Los Angeles Leadership Academy Elementary School, Rise Kohyang Elementary School, Soleil Academy Charter School, and Synergy Charter Academy, as well as youth served by the Community Coalition (CoCo) and Boys and Girls Club of Metro Los Angeles.

The goal of the program is to motivate youth to participate in their curriculum, encourage positive awareness of mental health, emphasize vaccine safety, and provide youth with tools to lead healthy lifestyles. Last season, the Rams teamed up with Health Net, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Los Angeles Department of Public Health to host football clinics, vaccination clinics and takeout meals for students from 30 high schools in the greater Los Angeles area.

In 2021, Rams and Health Net partnered with Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) to support student health and wellness through exercise and reading. To kick-start the collaboration, Rams and Health Net launched a Virtual PLAY 60/Read 20 program during the COVID-19 pandemic to inspire students to be mentally and physically active while at home. Instructional videos with exercises were distributed to 12 IUSD schools, and more than 1,400 Inglewood Unified students received books and home exercise kits that included pedometers, resistance bands, water bottles, and more.

Founded more than 40 years ago in California, Health Net believes that everyone deserves a health safety net, regardless of age, income, employment status, or current state of health. They are pioneering an innovative, multifaceted approach to promoting health equity. Their model is based on meaningful engagement with members, providers and community organizations. Together with their partners, Health Net develops programs that improve access to quality care and help reduce inequalities.

After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA) is a comprehensive after-school program for children with the greatest needs and least resources. Founded in 2002 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA) is the premier K-12 program for schools in Los Angeles County and the Lucerne Valley. ASAS-LA partners with numerous state and local organizations to provide high-quality, free programs to the students they serve.

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