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Pepsico Honored with Vanguard Award at GENYOUth Annual Gala And Commits Additional $1 Million Towards Youth Wellness Programs

At the 2018 GENYOUth Gala, PepsiCo was honored with the 2018 Vanguard Award, given each year to the organization or individual whose commitment, passion, and support enable GENYOUth to empower students to be change agents for health, wellness, and academic achievement. Through PepsiCo's steadfast commitment to GENYOUth's initiatives, they have helped increase access to over 5 million school breakfast meals, allowed for the expansion of Fuel Up to Play 60, GENYOUth's flagship program, to be available in Spanish in over 73,000 schools, and provided FLAG football kits to engage over 27,000 students in physical activity during summer feeding programs.

As a part of the evening, PepsiCo announced new grants to GENYOUth totaling a million dollars for programs in 2019.

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NFL Foundation, USA Football, GENYOUth And Fuel Up To Play 60 Extend Commitment To Youth Health And Wellness Through NFL Flag-In-Schools

The NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 announced today the fifth year of the NFL FLAG-In-Schools Program, which aims to increase physical activity among youth by providing flag football resources to underserved school communities. Since 2014, the partners' efforts have resulted in 6.5 million students becoming more active before, during and after school through NFL FLAG-In-Schools.

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Teen Entrepreneurs Complete Intern for a Day Experience with Shark Daymond John

For the past three years, GENYOUth and our partner, SAP have hosted a Social Innovation Series for students in cities across the country.  SAP provided time, talent and funding to bring students' entrepreneurial ideas to life.  Beyond funding and project support, participating students also qualified for the chance to win the coveted title of SAP Teen Innovator.  While our first Teen Innovators traveled to the Super Bowl, this year could be the coolest prize yet!

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GENYOUth, a philanthropic organization focused on elevating youth leadership to advance wellness in schools and communities, announced today that it will host its second annual Gala at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on the evening of Wednesday, December 6. The Gala theme, "A Celebration of the Creative, Curious, and Bold!," honors the nonprofit's mission of empowering youth as stewards of their own healthy, high-achieving futures.

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