COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The students at Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy are taking the community's health into their own hands.
The middle school hosted its first Healthy Hearts Community Health Fair on Thursday and had a variety of healthy screenings and information available to the public.
The students came up with this idea themselves, after researching what they think our community is in need of.
We spoke with principal Sonja Coaxum, who tells us how proud she is of her students.
"We are very excited that they are able to make a connection between what they are learning inside of the classroom and bridging it to the needs of our community throughout our magnet program," Coaxum said.
The health fair was a huge success, with a variety of participants such as St. Francis, Columbus Hospice, New Horizons, Zumba Fitness and others in attendance.
Many people from the community came for screenings, and they plan to have an even bigger turn-out next year.