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Youth Improved Incorporated

Youth Improved Incorporated
CROWDRISE : Jun 05, 2017
Tax ID: 27-0988546
BASED: Rosemont, IL, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.genyouthnow.org

Fuel Up to Play 60

Powered by... GENYOUth, Fuel Up to Play 60 The nation’s largest in-school health & wellness initiative. Help fuel greatness among students across the country, and strengthen the benefits of this groundbreaking program among the students who need it most by donating to the Fuel Up to Play 60 Running Team, Today!

You can assist Fuel Up to Play 60 in providing health and wellness opportunities for local Chicago youth

while supporting so many program priorities that are invaluable to their schools! Your support helps to

fight food insecurity by providing creative breakfast programs at low-income schools, addressing the

child obesity epidemic by introducing physical activity and nutrition education at schools, and

developing youth leaders and health ambassadors to make a difference in local communities. By choosing to support TEAM FUTP60 at the Chicago Marathon, you will help us in making a difference for youth. These 26.2 miles will help change lives! Fuel Up to Play 60 is the largest in-school nutrition and physical activity program in the U.S., launched by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA. The program encourages today's youth to lead healthier lives. Schools participating in the program strive to meet their wellness goals by encouraging youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat or fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Fuel Up to Play 60 is currently active in more than 73,000 schools with over 38 million students enrolled nationwide. GENYOUth is a 501c3 organization that administers FUTP60. GENYOUth nurtures healthy, high-achieving school communities by activating programs that create healthy, active students and schools; empowering youth as change-agents in their local communities and engaging a network of private and public partners that share our goal to create a healthy, successful future for students, schools and communities nationwide.

 

FUEL UP TO PLAY 60...

Fuel Up to Play 60 is the nation’s largest in-school health & wellness program, with over 73,000 schools enrolled, reaching 38 million students daily, and actively engaging over 58,000 student ambassadors in leadership positions. 

 

Fuel Up to Play 60 increases access to nutritious foods and increases opportunities for students to be physically activite before, during, and after the school day. It helps schools meet their wellness goals with resources and solutions that get kids eating better and moving more – creating cultures of wellness. 

 

Fuel Up to Play 60 has awarded over $26 million in grants to support over 6,500 schools, impacting more than 4 million students. 

 

 

AS A RESULT OF IMPLEMENTING FUEL UP TO PLAY 60 ...

  •  7 IN 10 STUDENTS SAY THEY ARE DOING BETTER ACADEMICALLY

 

  • 88% OF PROGRAM ADVISORS REPORT THAT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS HAVE INCREASED   

  • 9 IN 10 STUDENTS AGREE THAT FUEL UP TO PLAY 60 IS EMPOWERING THEM TO TAKE ON MORE RESPONSIBILITY, BECOME A BETTER DECISION-MAKER, ROLE MODEL, AND GAIN CONFIDENCE IN SPEAKING PUBLICLY OR WORKING WITH ADULTS   

 

  • 90% OF PROGRAM ADVISORS REPORT THAT HEALTHY EATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS IN SCHOOL HAVE INCREASED

 

 

 WHY SUPPORT FUEL UP TO PLAY 60? ... IN THE US. TODAY,

 

  • ONLY 2% OF CHILDREN get adequate daily servings of all food groups 

 

  • ONE IN THREE CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS is overweight or obese – with devastating near and long-term     implications for their health, cognition, and well-being 

 

  • ONLY 4% OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, 8% OF MIDDLE SCHOOLS, and 3% OF HIGH SCHOOLS offer daily physical education 

 

  • ONE OUT OF SIX CHILDREN (13 million students under the age of 18) lives in a food-insecure household 

Tax ID: 27-0988546 • www.genyouthnow.org

Fundraisers

2018 Chicago Marathon-FUTP60 Running Team

2018 Chicago Marathon-FUTP60…

Amount Raised:

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0% Raised of $30,000 Goal