Project Play 2020 Champions!

In All, At School by Andrea Bottiglieri

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The Mayor’s Fitness Council is pleased to announce that our Student Ambassador Program has earned national recognition through the Aspen Institute as one of their esteemed 2020 Project Play Champions.

The student ambassador program will be making a new and meaningful commitment aligned with #ProjectPlay’s 8 strategies. Click here to learn more:

Since 2012, the student ambassador program has worked with students in grades 5 – 12 across Bexar County who desire to serve as healthy influencers at their school campuses and in their community.

Student Ambassadors are required to investigate, map out, present on and implement a health and wellness service project that will meet a healthy need at their school campuses or in their surrounding community. The program partners with CHEF – Culinary Health Education for Families to work with elementary students to implement the CHEF Bites curriculum at school campuses.

“The Student Ambassador Program under the Mayor’s Fitness Council has empowered student leaders in grades 5th – 12th to serve as healthy change agents in their schools and communities for years, and I am proud that the program is receiving national recognition by being named a 2020 Project Play Champion by the Aspen Institute,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “This announcement is timely as we continue to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mayor’s Fitness Council and its positive impact in our community. We look forward to working with the Aspen Institute to ensure that fitness and health and wellness opportunities are accessible to all kids, regardless of zip code or ability.”

The student ambassador program is funded by the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio and has worked with over 500 students in all 15 Bexar County Independent School Districts, private, charter and home school networks.

The mission of the student ambassador program is to improve the health of San Antonio. The purpose of the student ambassador program is to provide students with the opportunity to represent the Mayor’s Fitness Council by promoting and encouraging healthy living at their school campuses, at home, and in their surrounding communities.

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