Champions for Health Youth Summit

March is our favorite month, because that’s when we bring teachers and students from across the metro together for our Champions for Health Youth Summit!



At this all-day conference, 200 students who entered the Champions for Health Photo Contest will spend the day learning to speak out for healthier food in schools, walkable communities, urban farms and gardens and more.

Stay tuned! We’ll update this page as we firm up details.



March 10, 2019
Kauffman Foundation Center
4801 Rockhill, KCMO 64105



Over the years, KC Healthy Kids and our partners have offered fun workshops on a broad range of health-related topics like school gardens, mindfulness, pedestrian and bicycle safety, confident public speaking, food safety and more.




Lunch & Listen


Elected and appointed officials from the kids’ own communities join them for lunch to hear about the project they’re pitching to make their school or community a healthier place.


Awards Ceremony


Winners will receive $1,000 and honorable mention recipients will receive $100 for health and wellness projects at their school. Winners will compete for an additional $1,500 in a Shark-Tank style pitch contest judged by honorable mention recipients in the audience.