The Brains and Body Summer
Fitness Program has become an all-encompassing program for
both educational and physical fitness for a wider range of
students. Retired Officers Floella Wormely and Anita Madison
are the faces of the program.
They have plenty of help,
however. The Toledo Police Department assists with in-kind
funding by proving police officers, such as Officer Derek
Kizer, as mentors, particularly for the fitness part of the
program. Toledo Public Schools provides the building (the
program has been housed at Woodward High School after its
initial two years at Robinson Elementary) and the
transportation. Brains and Body uses certified TPS teachers
for the educational program activities.
Wormely and Madison also
raise funds from a variety of private and public sources in
order to continue their efforts which is how the Jazz and
More Fundraiser comes into play.
If you are a parent, young adult or person who has benefited
or from STRIVE or believes in this organization please
support. Tickets can be purchased from the Toledo Police
Museum 2201 Kenwood Blvd (419-720-2485) – on Fridays and
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by calling Flo Wormely