Brooklyn Center School Recognized by Target for Fitness!

Here’s some links to additional coverage of the event.

 WCCO channel 4

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/04/06/kids-fitness-bands/

Channel 12 

http://twelve.tv/news/newsitem.aspx?newsid=1438&newsitemid=30208

from 7:41 to 8:50 minutes into the broadcast... 

  


Luther Automotive is really excited for one of the schools we support in Brooklyn Center to host some amazing guests today.  Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx forward (#23) and UNICEF Kid Power Champion), Jennifer Silberman (Target vice president of corporate social responsibility), Rajesh Anandan, (SVP UNICEF Ventures, U.S. Fund for UNICEF) and Star Wars mascots.

The students of Odyssey Academy, 6201 Noble Ave. N, Brooklyn Center, MN worked hard to get exercise during their school day while wearing their Kid Power bands. Now UNICEF will send therapeutic food packets to children in need directly related to their activities. This message really hit home for these kids as Brooklyn Center has one of the highest populations of Liberian immigrants, outside of Liberia.

Congratulations to Melinda Crowley and all of the Odyssey Academy staff for the hard work they are doing to make Brooklyn Center great.


  UNICEF Kid Power Twin Cities Celebrates Impact of Local Kids Getting Active and Saving Lives

 

Elementary school students will host a pep rally to celebrate their impact for malnourished kids around the world alongside Minnesota Lynx #23 Maya Moore and Target team members

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

 

What:               The U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Target will host the UNICEF Kid Power Celebration to highlight the achievements of the Twin Cities UNICEF Kid Power Team during the 2016 Kid Power Month. The Twin Cities team has played and jumped their way to unlocking more than 12,700 therapeutic food packets – equal to walking the length of Target Field more than 815,000 times!

 

Joining local students in a pep rally to move around and have fun while celebrating the impact made will be Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx forward and UNICEF Kid Power Champion, Jennifer Silberman, Target vice president of corporate social responsibility, and Kid Power Team members from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF

 

                        Here’s how UNICEF Kid Power works: By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power Band, the World’s First Wearable-for-Good™, kids go on missions to earn points and unlock therapeutic food packets for severely malnourished children around the world.

 

UNICEF Kid Power is a program of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and is made possible through the generous support of Presenting Sponsors Star Wars: Force for Change and Target, as well as local supporters, parents and fans. Target local stores proudly support UNICEF Kid Power.

 

Why:                This spring, more than 3,500 students are participating in UNICEF Kid Power, a school-based program that promotes physical activity and global citizenship among elementary school-age kids. These students, from 16 local schools, will be joining more than 3,200 teams of third through fifth graders across the country who will also participate in their own 30-day UNICEF Kid Power Month challenge to do their part to make the world a healthier place. While taking steps to end global malnutrition, students will learn about the importance of physical activity and becoming global citizens.

 

Who:                Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx forward (#23) and UNICEF Kid Power Champion

                        Jennifer Silberman, Target vice president of corporate social responsibility

                        Rajesh Anandan, SVP UNICEF Ventures, U.S. Fund for UNICEF

                       

When:              Wednesday, April 6, 2016

                        12:00pm media arrival time

                        12:30pm event start time

                                   

Where:             Elementary school in Brooklyn Center, MN. RSVP for address details.

                       

Contact:           Angie Thompson, Target, 612-716-5212, Angie.Thompson@target.com  

                        Lauren Weybrew, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 212-922-2503, lweybrew@unicefusa.org   

                       

 

About UNICEF Kid Power

UNICEF Kid Power gives kids the power to save lives. By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power Band, kids go on missions to earn points and unlock therapeutic food packets for severely malnourished children around the world. UNICEF Kid Power is a program of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and is made possible through the generous support of Presenting Sponsors Star Wars: Force for Change and Target, as well as ​​ local supporters, parents and fans. Kid Power is also supported by Founding Partners The George Harrison Fund for UNICEF and Calorie Cloud, in addition to Program Partners Ammunition Group and Design Group Italia. For more information, visit www.unicefkidpower.org.

 

About UNICEF
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.

  



                        

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