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our mission

GENYOUth nurtures healthy, high-achieving school communities by:

Activating programs that create healthy, active students and schools
Empowering youth as change-agents in their local communities
Engaging a network of private and public partners that share our goal to create a healthy, successful future for students, schools and communities nationwide.

GENYOUth specializes in a range of national initiatives including the largest in-school wellness program (Fuel Up to Play 60) in partnership with National Dairy Council and the NFL; an innovative youth social entrepreneurship program (AdVenture Capital); youth and thought-leader engagement (Leadership Roundtables, Student Ambassador Summit, Town Halls); and widely circulated stakeholder-targeted publications.


GENYOUth convenes thought leader discussions, generates insights, conducts research, gathers data and generates reports to build awareness of challenges, opportunities and proven solutions to improve school wellness  

Fuel Up to Play 60 Snapshot

Highlights FUTP 60 program elements and key statistics to demonstrate the strength of the program and its impact in schools and with students across the country

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Featured News & Stories


GENYOUth Celebrates Five Years of Empowering Student-Led Nutrition and Physical Activity Solutions with Star-Studded Event

Six hundred notable business and thought leaders, athletes, and supporters of student nutrition, physical activity and youth empowerment came together for GENYOUth’s inaugural gala on Wednesday, December 7th at the famous Waldorf Astoria New York. 

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Board Of Directors

Thomas P. Gallagher

Dairy Management, Inc. & Foundation Chair

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Alexis Glick


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Roger Goodell


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Skylar Diggins

WNBA Player
Dallas Wings

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Patrick Doyle

President & CEO

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Richard Edelman


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Carla Hall

Co-Host, The Chew; Owner
Alchemy by Carla Hall; Top Chef All-Star

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Curt Kolcun

Vice President, U.S. Public Sector

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Howie Long

FOX Sports NFL; Actor; Former NFL Player & Hall of Fame Inductee

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Jeff Miller

Senior Vice President, Health and Safety Policy
National Football League

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Jennifer Morgan

SAP North America

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Louis M. Nanni

Vice President for University Relations
University of Notre Dame

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James J. Phillips

Vice President for Athletics and Recreation
Northwestern University

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Chris Policinski

President and Chief Executive Officer
Land O'Lakes

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Dr. David Satcher

16th U.S. Surgeon General

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DeMaurice Smith

Executive Director
NFL Players Association

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Lally Weymouth

Senior Associate Editor
Washington Post Company

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Our Team

Alexis Glick

Chief Executive Officer

Ann Marie Krautheim, MA, RD

President & Chief Wellness Officer

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Quinton Baily

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer

Karen Kafer, RDN

Senior Vice President, Health Partnerships

Mark Block

Chief of Staff/Vice President, Development

Allyn Miller

Vice President, Partnership Development

David Salinas

Senior Director, Annual Giving & Operations

Courtney Dubin

Vice President, Youth Engagement & Digital Strategy

Lauren Izzo

Development Associate & FLAG Specialist

Jordan Bowles

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Rebecca Lituchy

Development and Event Marketing Coordinator

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Support from a diverse community of partners makes it possible to raise funds and provide resources to students and schools in need.