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Student Leaders Aim to Get Peers Active with FUTP 60

Trey Allen,   Wilder Elementary School
Community Involvement, Student Leadership,  Teamwork

In collaboration with Program Advisors, 5th grade student council officers made a video using a green screen, materials from Fuel Up to Play 60, and personal NFL wear to encourage other students to get involved. This video served as a submission for the MVP School Contest as well as the Kickoff event for FUTP 60 at Wilder Elementary. Not only did the students script, rehearse, and eventually record the awesome pump-up video, but they also presented it at awards assemblies for all students in the school to get EVERYONE excited!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

The students worked and ate with Program Advisors during several of their lunch periods to make up a script, use the green screen and related app, execute the video within time constraints, then make and execute a plan to present to the school.

How did you accomplish your goals?

These students spread the word about FUTP 60 and had a PA's help in signing up almost all Wilder students. This has led to completed challenges going from 15 to 450 in just weeks. And now all students are initiating ideas to help the community.

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

Now, armed with numerous ideas to get involved in the community, students will put into action new initiatives, including some already in place (weekend backpack program, food drives, volunteering, etc.), and hope to carry them on each year.