2016 Michigan Student Ambassador Summit
Students in Michigan learned to lead with a purpose through Fuel Up to Play 60 on May 10 at Ford Field in Detroit
The second annual Michigan Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit empowered students to take the lead in planning and implementing healthy sustainable changes in their school and community. The leadership training boosted and strengthened enthusiasm among students by enhancing their public speaking skills and learning they have the power to be the advocates for change in their community.
Learning firsthand from a panel of influential Michigan based leaders, students listened to the personal success stories and steps taken to achieve greatness from Hunter Gandee of “The Cerebral Palsy Swagger” and 2015 Sports Illustrated High School Athlete of the Year; Lisa Ludwinski, owner and head baker of Sister Pie bakery in Detroit; and Dr. Kelvin Grant, president of Gratiot County Farm Bureau. Student Ambassadors and Program Advisors fueled up with a healthy tailgate-theme lunch after running through the Detroit Lions tunnel and onto the playing field with Detroit Lions Youth Football coaches, former Detroit Lions All-Pro player and kicker Jason Hanson, and the Detroit Lions mascot, Roary. Melissa Joy Dobbins, the “Guilt-Free RD”, helped expand the students’ on camera skills by providing the tools needed to vocalize key messages about their healthy eating and physical activity initiatives through Fuel Up to Play 60. Wrapping up the day by empowering these students to use tools to lead change was led by Principal and lead consultant at Change Agent Consulting, Demarra Gardner.
This event was sponsored by the Detroit Lions, Michigan Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, Michigan State University Extension, and United Dairy Industry of Michigan.