Champions for Health Youth Summit

On March 7, teachers and students from across the metro will come together for “Champions for Health,” KC Healthy Kids’ youth summit.

 At this all-day conference, students who participate in the contest learn to speak out for healthier food in schools, walkable communities, urban farms and gardens and more.

We have a great day planned for them, with breakout sessions, inspiring speakers, and delicious, healthy food, of course!

March 7, 2019
Champions for Health Youth Summit
Kauffman Foundation Center
4801 Rockhill, KCMO 64105

Become a Sponsor

Become a sponsor and help make it a day kids will remember. Your investment will educate kids across the metro and give them the boost they need to put their ideas to action and reshape their communities for a brighter future.

Choose from the following sponsorship packages with varying levels of recognition. Champions and Advocate levels include options for recognition at one or two other KC Healthy Kids’ events.

You may pledge online or send a check made out to KC Healthy Kids to 650 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101. For more information, please contact Lucinda Noches Talbert at 816.523.5353 or lntalbert@kchealthykids.org.

Teachers say they have seen changes in their student’s behavior because of their participation in the I Am Here photo contest and Champions for Health youth summit:

  • My students have identified other improvements that would increase health and safety at our school.
  • Kids are able to think much bigger in terms of what ideas/strategies are possible in addressing community health concerns.
  • My students are thinking more critically about healthy and unhealthy environments. They have developed new leadership skills too.
  • The photo contest has increased their motivation and self-esteem and has helped them retain academic concepts. It has given them a much needed sense of agency.

With your help, more kids can become champions for health. Please sponsor the KC Healthy Kids Youth Summit. Your gift can give students across the metro the boost they need to put their ideas into action and reshape their communities for a brighter future.

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2017-2018 Photo Contest Grade Level Winners

3rd Grade – $1,000
Red Bridge Elementary, Center School District, Teachers: Cayetana Maristela and Devon Strahm

4th Grade– $1,000
Westview Elementary, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Teacher: Corinne Drummond

5th Grade– $1,000
M.E. Pearson Elementary, Kansas City Kansas Public Schools, Teacher: Jolynna Addink

6th Grade– $1,000
Academy for Integrated Arts, Kansas City Missouri Charter, Teacher: Asha Moore

7th Grade – $1,000
Northeast Middle School, Kansas City Public Schools, Teacher: Christina Dismang

8th Grade – $1,000
Wheatridge Middle School, Gardner Edgerton School District, Teacher: Maryann Hebda

Honorable Mentions

These classrooms received $100 awards for health and wellness projects at their schools and they are invited to attend the youth summit.

Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Unified School District

  • Bonner Springs Elementary, 5th Grade, Tammy Dooley and Beau Bragg
  • Y Club at Bonner Springs Elementary, 3rd-5th Grade, Taylor Neff

Center School District

  • Indian Creek Elementary, 4th Grade, Cayetana Maristela

Gardner Edgerton School District

  • Edgerton Elementary, 4th Grade, Crysta Baier

Hickman Mills C-1 School District

  • Dobbs Elementary School, 6th Grade, Sharon Ford-Parker

Kansas City Kansas Public Schools

  • Noble Prentis Elementary, 3rd Grade, Crystal Mason
  • Noble Prentis Elementary, 3rd Grade, Crystal Mason
  • Noble Prentis Elementary, 4th Grade, Crystal Mason
  • Noble Prentis Elementary, 5th Grade, Crystal Mason
  • Noble Prentis Elementary, 5th Grade, Crystal Mason

Kansas City Public Schools

  • Longfellow Elementary, 5th Grade, Imani Malaika Mehta
  • Banneker Elementary, 6th Grade, Carri King
  • Faxon Elementary, 6th Grade, Teri Campos

Liberty Public Schools

  • EPiC Elementary, 3rd Grade, Claudia Howerton and Megan Thompson

Private Schools

  • Summit Christian Academy, 5th Grade, Ashlee Smith
  • Summit Christian Academy, 5th Grade, Ashley Kates
  • Summit Christian Academy, 5th Grade, Michelle Bacon
  • Hope Lutheran School, 8th Grade, Cynthia Bird

 

Thank you to our sponsors!