Jan. 25: MOVE, LEARN EXCEL Summit

January 11, 2013

The Advancing America Foundation in partnership with the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and the City of Austin invite elected officials, educators, nonprofit directors, policy advocates and community leaders to participate in  MOVE LEARN EXCEL: Summit on the Impact of Health & Fitness on Academics. The interactive summit will be held January 25, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The University of Texas at Austin Darrel K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium – Touchdown Club.


Participants will discuss the latest research on current health trends and the importance of physical activity from infancy through adolescence with the goal of helping Austin become a leader in reducing childhood obesity. A healthier student population will not only increase academic performance but build a stronger workforce for Central Texas as well.

During the MOVE LEARN EXCEL Summit, nationally renowned researchers and educators will define specific actions each organization can take to promote health and fitness initiatives in every community. Organizations will learn how to implement trainings and physical activities into their current programs, as well as ways to collaborate with other organizations to maximize the impact on students across Central Texas.


8 – 9 a.m.       Registration  and Light Refreshments 

9 a.m.             Welcome Sylvia Acevedo, CommuniCard LLC

9:15 a.m.       The Connection Between Fitness andAcademic Performance – Dr. Yvette Donado, ETS, Senior VP of People, Process & Communications and CAO

9:45 a.m.       Lasting Impact of Early Childhood Activity – Dr. Michelle Hamilton, Texas State University

10:15AM        Break

10:30AM         Dr. Greg Vincent – UT Austin Vice President for Diversity & Community Engagement

11 a.m.             Fitness + Health + Academics: Pathway to College – Panel Discussion

11:30 a.m.       Lunch

12 p.m.              Networking Activity

12:45 p.m.        One School’s Example –  Jeanne Goka, Principal,  Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

1:15 p.m.           Reaching Central Texas Youth: Strategies That Work – Luis Patino – Senior VP , Univision Television

1:30 p.m.          A Community of Action –  Dr. Chiquita Eugene, City of Austin

Please RSVP at www.FeriaParaAprender.com/move-learn-excel.Registration is free but seating is limited! Please register as early as possible to confirm your seat.

If you have any questions, please contact Christin Alvarado: christin@advancingamericafoundation.org.


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