See your 2012-2013 Team Up Challenge Champions!
Team Up Challenge Champions
We are thrilled to announce your 2012-2013 Team Up Challenge Champions. We took the RV, the Coyote, T-Bone, and dancers to surprise these five school groups with their $20,000 check.
2012-13 TEAM UP CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS:
Brackenridge High School: Fierce, Fit & Fabulous Club
Girls at Brackenridge worked to combat negative body image in teenage girls and aimed to make being healthy and fit a goal for teenagers. The group encouraged healthy eating habits and hosted Community Saturdays to promote staying active. They will use the $20,000 to purchase more workout equipment and help other schools start Fierce, Fit & Fabulous clubs.
Carson Elementary School: Student Council
The school’s student council hosted “Fit Minutes” each week on their school broadcast so that students started the morning by being active. They also hosted monthly Family Fitness Fridays. They plan to use the $20,000 to create fit stations around their campus for everyone to use and continue their Family Fitness Fridays throughout the 2013-14 school year.
Edison High School: E=mc2
Of the 60 percent of seniors who will graduate from Edison High School, only one-third will attend college. E=mc2 is trying to change that statistic by educating each other and their peers about how pursuing a math or science degree can change their future. They will use the $20,000 to fund college field trips, host college fairs and expand their mentoring program with Twain Middle School from 60 to 120 students.
Lowell Middle School: Science Club
The Science Club created a community garden on their campus and educated their community on green, healthy living by encouraging them to recycle and reduce their carbon footprint. The club plans to use the $20,000 to build a greenhouse and plant a fruit orchard on campus.
Rhodes Middle School: National Junior Honors Society
The National Junior Honors Society spent at least one hour a week with each class at the Carvajal Early Childhood Education Center. They hosted book fairs and family literacy nights for Carvajal and implemented a reading program at their own middle school to encourage their peers to read more. With the $20,000, the NJHS will create a summer reading program with the Boys & Girls Club so they can keep serving the young children in their neighborhood and continue their literacy program with Carvajal in 2013-14.
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