Meet Our State Ambassador
St. Charles Student Selected to Attend National Fuel Up to Play 60 Summit
United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) Selects Local Student to Serve as State Ambassador and to help lead health and wellness change
Laina Harger, a student from St. Charles Community Schools, was selected to serve as a State Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest health and wellness program created in partnership with United Dairy Industry of Michigan and the NFL, in cooperation with USDA. Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages students to eat healthy, be active and make positive, healthy changes in their schools and communities.
“These student leaders have already demonstrated such impressive leadership skills, and we can’t wait to add them to our larger team,” said Brianna Banka, School Wellness Specialist at UDIM. “These incredible students have shown a great passion for Fuel Up to Play 60, and we’re delighted that they’ve chosen to inspire their peers and communities to eat healthy and get active. I look forward to seeing everything they accomplish in the upcoming school year.”
State Ambassadors lead the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which engages youth directly as grassroots leaders to increase access to nutrient-rich foods and 60 minutes of physical activity at school. From smoothie stations to walking clubs, Fuel Up to Play 60 helps students create healthier school environments in over 73,000 schools nationwide. The program also encourages and recognizes schools and students with rewards, such as a trip to the Super Bowl, NFL merchandise and NFL player appearances.
Our ambitious State Ambassador Laina is thrilled to be chosen and is excited about what this next year will bring her. Laina states, “I’m looking forward to making new friends, learning new things, and coming back next school year to tell the new Fuel Up to Play 60 members all about it. I hope to encourage even more people to join the team and Fuel Up to Play 60!”
Selected from a nationwide search and extensive application process, these State Ambassadors will have the opportunity to attend the Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit at Purdue University this summer. The Summit provides Student Ambassadors the opportunity to meet their fellow leaders and help sculpt the program, which relies on the input and participation of students to grow and evolve. Students will also have the chance to meet NFL Players and participate in exciting events including unique physical activities, a trip to Fair Oaks Farms, and much more.