Health & Wellness Program

APOYO is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of Latino communities in Kittitas County through education and physical activity. Our efforts have led to the creation of two new health groups: Amigos Atléticos and Amigas en Acción. Together, we can make a positive impact on the well-being of our community.

Thanks to financial support from the Kittitas County Public Health Department, the City of Ellensburg, and the Yakima Valley Community Foundation, sponsors, and donors, APOYO can offer health and wellness programming!

Vaccine Clinics & COVID-19 Education

Vaccine Clinics

Join our Health Event on Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

At the Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue – 400 E. Mountain View Ave. Ellensburg, WA 98926

Register now, click here.

At the event, we will be providing glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure screening. As well as COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months and above.

COVID-19 Education

Working in partnership with the Kittitas County Health Network, APOYO sponsors COVID-19 vaccine clinics and provides education about the importance of vaccines and COVID-19 safety to our community.

Our sports and fitness clubs, Amigos Atléticos and Amigas en Acción, were created to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Isolation and inactivity during the pandemic have created long-term negative impacts on physical, emotional, and social health and wellbeing. APOYO activities make everyone feel better.

APOYO has offered workshops on opioid addiction and women’s health and will offer more, as funding permits.

This spring, APOYO is launching the APOYO Soccer League for adults. More information to come soon!

Internships Opportunities

Student interns are important members of our team. Our needs are constantly changing, and you can help at APOYO in many ways. Health & Wellness internships provide great opportunities for those pursuing degrees in Education, Health/Physiology, and Sports Management.

As a Health & Wellness Intern, you’ll embrace hands-on experience, empowering minds to prioritize well-being and build lifelong healthy habits.

You may propose an internship or project with us!

Click here to learn more about internship opportunities at APOYO.

Amigos Atléticos

Amigos Atléticos is APOYO’s free after-school sports program for kids in grades five through ten. Kids play sports and exercise with friends and learn about health and wellness under the guidance of young adult mentors.

Amigas en Acción

Amigas en Acción is APOYO’s free women’s fitness club. Join to exercise, learn about health and wellness, and make new friends. Activities include walks and hikes, yoga, and swimming – and more.

Click the button below to find the schedule for the month and sign up!

APOYO Community Cup 2023

APOYO’s first Community Cup was a golazo! 

We enjoyed an exciting 4-3 match, delicious cooking from our community members, and learned about local community health and wellness resources.

Click below to view our photo gallery and read more about the community cup.