The Young Women’s Leadership Schools: First Sugar-Free Public School In NYC
More than 1,500 students and teachers from the Young Women’s Leadership Schools took the Sugar-Free One Week challenge and pledged to give up sugar-sweetened beverages. Based on participation, 120 students will be chosen to attend a sugar-free Dance Celebration with Earn N Burn, the world’s largest fitness game that was developed in order to promote physical fitness, teamwork, health education and community service within schools.
Students at The Young Women’s Leadership Schools in Astoria, Queens, pledged to give up sugar-sweetened beverages, such as soda, juice, and other sugary drinks, for a week. Students who participate can earn the chance to celebrate with a high-energy and healthy Earn N Burn Dance Party with Energy Up!
American children consume over 180 pounds of sugar per year. Sugar is at the root of a host of problems from decreased academic achievement to obesity and diabetes. In an effort to promote both a healthy mind and a healthy body, The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria is the first New York City public school to go sugar-free. Students in all TYWLS locations will take a one-week pledge to avoid sugar-sweetened beverages.
Young Women’s Leadership Network supports two life-changing programs that empower low-income youth to break the cycle of poverty through education: The Young Women’s Leadership Schools, a high-performing network of all-girls public secondary schools, and CollegeBound Initiative, a comprehensive college guidance program for young women and men was founded by visionary Ann Tisch. #