San Antonio Seeking Student Ambassadors for 2017-2018


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The San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council (MFC) Student Ambassador Program is looking for the next group of kids to make their school or community healthier.

Not only does San Antonio face high rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, but residents face disparities in chronic disease by income, education, and racial and ethnic groups. For example 15% of Latino have diabetes compared to 12% of Non-Latino whites, and 24% of people with an annual income below $25,000 have diabetes compared to 8% of those with an annual income greater than $50,000. It is critical for projects, programs, and policies in San Antonio to address structural and systemic inequity that leads to these disparities.

“Now in its fifth year, the Mayor’s Fitness Council trains student ambassadors to involve San Antonio youth in improving the health of their communities by encouraging active living and healthy eating,” said Rebeca Baquero, the Special Projects Manager for the MFC.

Students in grades 5th-12th are eligible to apply for a chance to implement a health-related service project during the 2017-2018 academic school year.

Learn more and apply here by May 5th, 2017.

Watch Salud Hero VIDEOS about student ambassadors Alexander Castillo and Praxina Guerra.

Read about the work three student ambassadors are doing to improve health in their schools.

Funded by the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, the MFC Student Ambassador Program also received grants from H-E-B and the Baptist Health Foundation in 2017.

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