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Join us in cheering on students across the district as they stay active and become global citizens in UNICEF’s Kid Power challenge! Eighteen IPS schools are among 21 Indianapolis schools – representing more than 4,300 students – participating in Kid Power Month.
 

Join us in cheering on students across Indianapolis Public Schools as they stay active and become global citizens in the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund’s (UNICEF) Kid Power challenge!

 

Eighteen IPS schools are among 21 Indianapolis schools – representing more than 4,300 students – participating in Kid Power Month. Kid Power is a school-based program that promotes physical activity and global citizenship among elementary school-aged kids.

 

Participants are asked to wear Kid Power Bands – similar to Fit Bit-like gadgets – that track each child’s physical activity. The more kids move, the more points they can earn. Through a special formula, those points “unlock” funding to deliver lifesaving packets of therapeutic food to severely malnourished children around the world. The packets contain a specially designed protein and vitamin-rich peanut paste, which allows children who are severely malnourished to be treated in their communities.

 

“The children who are hungry didn’t just skip a meal or two,” explained Nelly Ingraham, UNICEF Major Gifts Officer. “Most of them probably haven’t eaten in days or maybe longer. By the time they get to UNICEF, they are way hungrier than just one meal. You are helping us send therapeutic food overseas.”

 

This week, the humanitarian organization hosted a pep rally – with a few special guests – to celebrate the students’ progress. Pacers Coach Frank Vogel and Pacers Forward Solomon Hill talked to the students about physical fitness and led them in a few exercises.

 

“I make sure that I exercise daily, especially on game days,” said Coach Vogel. “I get on the elliptical. I get on the treadmill, and we have these new workout DVDs that my whole family will do in our basement.”

 

Pacers Mascot Boomer also made a surprise appearance and delighted the children with a dunk show.

 

UNICEF Kid Power is funded by generous sponsors. Here in Indianapolis, the program is supported by City Sponsor, Simon Family Foundation, parents and fans.

 

“We are especially grateful to the Herbert Simon Family Foundation for bringing UNICEF Kid Power to Indianapolis, uniting kids here with thousands of other kids across the country who are also saving lives,” said Casey Marsh, Midwest Managing Direct, U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

 

We salute our students who are working to make the world a healthier place. Click here to cheer them on and follow their progress on the leaderboard.

 
Photo Credit: 
 

Indiana
Pacers (@Pacers)

3/8/16,
5:03 PM

Coach
Vogel and @solohill led students
today at @IPSFairbanks105
for an afternoon of activity with @UNICEF.
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