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  • Dr. Jill Biden: Military Support Will Define Future Leaders

    At the 2012 4-H Youth Conference, Dr. Jill Biden applauded the support 4-H has always given military families, saying the Club has always provided "military-connected children [with] an outlet -- a chance to use their talents -- and helped them reach their full potential,” she said.

  • Let's Move! Tweetup at the White House: Easter Egg Roll

    Let's Move invites its followers on twitter and facebook and their children to apply for their chance to attend the next tweetup for the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

  • Teaching Good Habits

    A physical education and health teacher at Alice B. Beal Elementary School, Cindy Coughlin has been teaching the merits of exercise and healthy eating for the past 17 years -- teaching her students lessons they can carry with them for a lifetime.

  • Soccer for Fitness and Belonging

    As the Athletic Program Director of DC Scores, Kenneth "Kenny" Owens uses "the combination of soccer, poetry, and service-learning to help increase a student’s level of physical fitness, school engagement, self-worth, and sense of belonging in his/her community."

  • Helping A Community Discover (Re-Discover) An Active Lifestyle

    Dr. Richard Kozoll, determined to reverse the effects of a less mobile population, plays to the natural beauty of the outdoors in rural New Mexico. His prescription for getting communities excited about moving outdoors: infrastructure changes.

  • Transforming Lives through Running—One Child at a Time

    Beyond her role as a middle-school English teacher, Shawanda Weems serves as a coach and mentor to third through eighth graders of the PS/MS 15 Jaguars track team in the University Heights neighborhood of the Bronx -- promoting physical health and positive self-image in her students.

  • Coaching for Success: A Winning Approach

    As the founding president of the UCLA chapter of Coaching Corps, Cameron Hajialiakbar works to train and place volunteer coaches in after-school programs serving girls and boys in low-income communities to bridge the ever-growing access gap between those that have and those that don’t have access to quality youth sports programming.

  • Organizing the Community for Healthier Lifestyles

    Sarah Bucher has made it her mission to promote healthy lifestyles for employees, participants, child care centers and YMCA programs. In her role as the Director of Healthy Living at YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo, Bucher has connected community leaders to create local and state-level changes in policy, systems and environment.

  • Soccer as a Vehicle for Social Change

    As the Program Coordinator for the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) Soccer for Success program, Hector Avila focuses on life skills development through sports. Hector knows firsthand the impact soccer can have on one's life -- he was part of a free youth soccer program that changed his life and career path.

  • Recreation Employees Make a Difference

    Humbled by the difference he has made in the lives of Portland children -- and those who are young at heart -- Andre Ashley continues to advocate for programs that encourage physical activity and recreation in communities.