Kings, UNICEF Kid Power Pilot Program Recap
In early October, the City of Sacramento and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF teamed up with the Sacramento Kings to announce the launch of a new pilot program, UNICEF Kid Power.
The month-long initiative’s goal was to leverage the power of technology and philanthropy to educate and promote student fitness in the Sacramento region.
Results of the test were recently announced in a blog on Mashable’s website.
“The pilot program's results showed that those kids who participated were 55% more active than those who did not, and they earned enough points to feed 473 severely malnourished children,” stated Matt Petronzio in his recap of the program.
Prior to the pilot program in Sacramento, Mayor Kevin Johnson spoke about the importance of healthy and active lifestyles in today’s youth.
“Making sure our children are active and healthy is vital to their success in school and beyond,” said Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. “As the program’s pilot city, Sacramento is proud to have the opportunity to work with the Kings and UNICEF to actively engage our schools and our students in this innovative program combining personal fitness goals and giving back to those in need. We hope this program will set a precedent for schools across the country to follow.”
To read more about the program and the next cities the program is set to make its debut, check out the following link: