Youth Initiatives Continue to Make an Impact in Our Communities

The initiatives of The Cooper Institute Youth Division all met in June to wrap up a challenging, yet successful year.

The Cooper Institute and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas hosted the 2021 Healthy Zone School End of Year Banquet to recognize this year’s participating schools. Despite the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, 100% of Healthy Zone Schools implemented programs aimed at creating a culture of health.

Champions from across the nation came together virtually to connect for the NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram Project Champion Summit along with all partners (The Cooper Institute, Fuel up to Play 60, NFL FLAG, American Heart Association, and EVERFI) to bring back health-related knowledge and resources to their schools.

The FitnessGram Advisory Board met for their Annual Retreat to discuss the most-recent scientific discoveries in youth health and ensure that FitnessGram remains the gold standard assessment of physical fitness.

Written by Breanna Palmeiro