GENYOUth is on a mission to inspire and educate youth to improve their nutrition and increase physical activity, and we believe youth must lead the way. GENYOUth was founded through an unprecedented public-private partnership with the National Dairy Council (NDC) and the National Football League (NFL) committed to child health and wellness. Our Flagship Program, Fuel Up to Play 60, is the largest health and wellness program in schools across the country. GENYOUth is collaborating with students, schools, communities, business partners and thought leaders to build a platform with the flexibility and energy to make a lasting difference in children’s lives. We believe that when students are given a voice, change can happen. Join us as we spark a movement!
Empower and inspire students as well as their schools, communities and families to take action. Build awareness, engagement and solutions which will allow leaders in nutrition, education, government, and business to collaborate, participate and enhance our children’s voices.
Work with health professionals, government and corporations to activate resources and programs aligned with obesity prevention. GENYOUth believes in the power of many to eradicate this epidemic. As we say at GENYOUth, “1+1+1 is far greater than 3.” Together we can affect real change through programs like Fuel Up to Play 60.
Secure dollars and in-kind resources to build and support programs in and out of schools, which will help improve nutrition and access to daily physical activity for all youth.
2015 EMPOWERING YOUTH REPORT
GENYOUth Foundation’s 2015 Empowering Youth ReportThis publication looks at why youth empowerment matters when it comes to healthy, high-achieving schools and what we’re learning about what works. This report affirms GENYOUth’s commitment to youth leadership for school wellness, and shares ideas for how others can help empower youth. View the e-book or PDF version of the report.
2014 PROGRESS REPORT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GENYOUth is led by a Board of Directors representative of organizations across the public, private and health professional sectors.
Thomas P. Gallagher CEO, Dairy Management, Inc. & Foundation Chair
Alexis Glick CEO, GENYOUth Foundation
Roger Goodell Commissioner, NFL
Laura Bay President of National PTA
Skylar Diggins WNBA Player, Tulsa Shock
Patrick Doyle President & CEO, Domino’s Pizza
Richard Edelman CEO, Edelman
Carla Hall Co-Host, The Chew; Owner, Alchemy by Carla Hall; Top Chef All-Star
Curt Kolcun Vice President, U.S. Public Sector, Microsoft
Howie Long Commentator, FOX Sports NFL; Actor; Former NFL Player & Hall of Fame inductee
Jeff Miller Senior Vice President, Health and Safety Policy, National Football League
Jennifer Morgan President, SAP North America
Louis M. Nanni Vice President for University Relations, University of Notre Dame
James J. Phillips Vice President for Athletics and Recreation, Northwestern University
Jose Luis Prado Board of Directors, NorthernTrust
Dr. David Satcher 16th U.S. Surgeon General
DeMaurice Smith Executive Director, NFL Players Association
Lally Weymouth Senior Associate Editor, Washington Post Company
James D. White Chairman, President and CEO, Jamba Juice, Inc.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Comprised of premiere health and wellness organization leaders, including health professionals, school, academia, government, and NGOs, the Health & Wellness Advisory Council provides expert perspective and advises the GENYOUth Board to ensure public health credibility. The Council employs the guiding principles for school-based nutrition and physical activity initiatives and barriers.
Favorite way to exercise: I shoot hoops with my three boys and love to spin.
How I exercise my influence: By showing my children what it means to make a difference in other children’s lives and by teaching them how to use their voice to affect change.
Favorite way to exercise: I love to hike with my teen boys and practice weekend yoga.
How I exercise my influence: By uplifting the voice of students and the visibility of their great work in driving social change for health in America’s schools and communities.
Favorite way to exercise: Teaching dance and taking my husky/shepherd for long walks, because exercise is more fun with good company.
How I exercise my influence: Knowledge is power and should be shared, so I am a life-long teacher and learner in so many different ways.
Favorite way to exercise: Biking through the fantastic city landscapes of Philadelphia and showing my allegiance to the Eagles.
How I exercise my influence: Never to forget each day the importance of mentoring others and inspiring my family and friends to do the same. The late actor Jack Lemmon said, “If you’re lucky enough to have done well, then it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down.”
Favorite way to exercise: Taking long walks to explore New York’s neighborhoods.
How I exercise my influence: By finding ways for companies to participate since healthy, high-achieving youth is vital for all business as a future workforce and the next generation of consumers.
Favorite way to exercise: Taking a spinning class with top 40 or 80s music.
How I exercise my influence: Recognizing how much we have to learn from students and creating opportunities for them the share their voices through GENYOUth’s programs and initiatives.
Favorite way to exercise: Riding my bike around different neighborhoods in the city allows me to explore and stay fit at the same time! I also enjoy the occasional Pilates class.
How I exercise my influence: By lending a hand whenever I can to help the GENYOUth team achieve the mission of nutritional inspiration and education, and to increase physical activity in schools across the country.
Favorite way to exercise: walking or biking my neighborhood, the Nation’s Capitol-DC!
How I exercise my influence: By convening and connecting disparate organizations, alongside youth, to partner in supporting and advancing health & wellness in our schools and communities.
Favorite way to exercise: Long distance running.
How I exercise my influence: Partnering innovative strategic plans with the sustained energy needed to actualize them.
Favorite way to exercise: A balance of core strength training and cardio.
How I exercise my influence: Setting a good example for my nieces and nephews and helping them aspire to a healthy lifestyle.