Youth Health

Medical Center Arlington Texas Rangers Health And Fitness All-Stars

The Texas Rangers and Medical City Arlington (MCA) continue their fitness program aimed at helping Arlington fifth graders make healthy choices related to their diets. As part of the program, students receive fitness tips from MCA nutritionists, Rangers Captain, Arlington firefighters, and Rangers players. The school with the most involvement receives a $5,000 grant for their physical education program.

Texas Rangers just keep livin Program

In May 2011, the Rangers Foundation launched a partnership with the just keep livin Foundation, founded by Matthew and Camila McConaughey. This after school program is dedicated to empowering high school students by providing them with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices for a better future. Three high schools in North Texas: Eastern Hills in Fort Worth, Pinkston High School in Dallas, and Sam Houston High School in Arlington coordinate bi-weekly activities in fitness, nutrition and self-awareness for over 60 underserved youth. As part of the program, students participate in numerous marathons and community service initiatives throughout the year. Students also have the chance to experience once in a life time opportunities.

The positive impacts of this partnership are highlighted below.

    • 82% showed improvement in their overall GPA
    • 85% passed all of their classes
    • 75% accomplished perfect attendance
    • 91% maintained satisfactory attendance
    • 96% had a record of no behavior issues or referrals