GENYOUth® Hosts Leadership Roundtable in Silicon Valley to Support Youth Empowerment

GENYOUth® Hosts Leadership Roundtable in Silicon Valley to Support Youth Empowerment

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GENYOUth® Hosts Leadership Roundtable in Silicon Valley to Support Youth Empowerment


SANTA CLARA, California, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — GENYOUth, a philanthropic organization focused on addressing youth leadership for school and community wellness, today convened a high-level gathering of national leaders and students around the topic of youth empowerment.  The event was timed to coincide with the release of GENYOUth’s latest Report, “Empowering Youth: Students as Change-Agents for Wellness in Schools and Communities,” which discusses the importance, and the need, for supporting youth in becoming stewards for school and community wellness.

Held in partnership with Jamba Juice and SAP, and supported by Dannon and Sodexo, the gathering brought together leaders from diverse industries including the technology, education, financial, government, healthcare, nutrition, and sports sectors. The goal of the discussion was to generate perspectives on such vital topics as how youth empowerment is essential to driving healthy changes in schools and communities; how youth are working to advance social change; and how public/private collaboration and the involvement of business can further support the development of a healthy, high-achieving generation of empowered youth.

“In America, youth have always been at the forefront of positive social change, whether it was the adoption of seat-belt laws, the anti-smoking crusade, anti-bullying campaigns, or similar movements,” said Alexis Glick, CEO of GENYOUth. “It is our mission to enable empowered, entrepreneurial youth who will deliver to the next generation, and beyond, healthier schools, communities, and a healthier nation as a whole. Our Roundtable discussions are essential to helping develop specific calls to action and identifying support and funding in making youth empowerment possible.”

Today’s meeting included students from GENYOUth’s flagship program Fuel Up to Play 60 and its entrepreneurship program AdVenture Capital, developed in partnership with SAP. Student representatives attended and shared their successes and how programs like these have helped create meaningful and positive change in their schools and communities.  As the largest school based nutrition and fitness program, Fuel Up to Play 60 program currently engages millions of students in eating healthier and staying active and the AdVenture Capital program has helped students across the country receive grant funds to help implement their ideas.

“SAP is proud to partner with GENYOUth and provide the technology platform for Adventure Capital. Developing the entrepreneurial skills of the next generation of leaders will help shape the future of tomorrow – and business has to make this a priority,” said Jen Morgan, president SAP North America. “Adventure Capital is helping students turn their health and wellness ideas into reality and create meaningful programs that have a real impact on their communities.”

Added Jamba Juice CEO James White, “Jamba Juice is committed to the health and wellness of youth and the communities we serve.  This Roundtable enables us to convene with like-minded corporate, philanthropic and other partners to ideate and build programs that continue to drive our unified visions of a healthy, empowered generation of youth.”

As a result of today’s meeting, according to GENYOUth CEO Glick, “the group successfully identified how its collective assets and insights can be utilized to improve school nutrition and physical activity environments and readiness to learn, as well as to support GENYOUth’s sharpened focus on youth-led solutions.”

About GENYOUth
A leading nonprofit, GENYOUth brings leaders in health and wellness, education, government, and business together in a movement to empower America’s youth to achieve a healthier future by uniting partners, raising funds, and uplifting the student voice. GENYOUth has established itself as a thought leader in youth health and wellness and collaborates with its partners to convene experts, conduct research, publish perspective reports, and build programs that make a lasting difference in the pursuit of healthy, high-achieving youth. Founded in 2010 through a public-private partnership with the National Dairy Council and the NFL, GENYOUth has raised funds, increased visibility and commitment to school wellness among health and wellness leaders, educators, students, parents, community leaders, and businesses. Learn more about GENYOUth partnership, volunteer, and donation opportunities at www.GENYOUthFoundation.org or contact us at info@GENYOUthFoundation.org.

About Jamba Juice Company
Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ: JMBA) is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, hot teas, hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, and sandwiches, Artisan Flatbreads™, and a variety of baked goods and snacks. Jamba-branded products for at-home enjoyment are also available through select retailers across the nation and in Jamba outlets. As of October 15, 2013, there were 847 Jamba Juice store locations globally. Jamba is a proud sponsor of “Team Up for a Healthy America” in the fight against childhood obesity and encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active and involved at www.myhealthpledge.com. Fans of Jamba Juice can find out more about Jamba Juice’s locations as well as specific offerings and promotions by visiting the Jamba Juice website at www.JambaJuice.com or by contacting Jamba’s Guest Services team at 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).

About SAP
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 291,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.


GENYOUth® Hosts Leadership Roundtable in Silicon Valley to Support Youth Empowerment