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Breakfast Anyone: Breaking Bread with Our Harlem Community

By
Shavon Glover,   Is 286 Renaissance Military & Leader
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Breakfast Anyone:  Breaking Bread with Our Harlem Community
On a cold day in December 2016, several students from the Urban Assembly Academy for Future Leaders (formerly known as the Renaissance Leadership Academy) decided to take their Fuel Up To Play 60 (FUTP 60) program to the streets of Harlem. They provided breakfast treats to the Harlem residents of their school community. They offered yogurt, chocolate milk, string cheese, fruit cups and fruit snacks to anyone who was interested. Their goal was to introduce and/or remind the community the importance of having a healthy breakfast.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

We plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond by feeding our school community monthly. We have solicited and informed our elected officials and our District Superintendent to support us in this endeavor.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

We have seen an increase in participation in our school breakfast program due to our students promoting the importance of breakfast and its impact on the adolescent brain and academic performance.