UNICEF Kid Power Challenge is Ready, Set, and Going Strong!

UNICEF’s Kid Power program is in full swing—and step, and hop, and swivel. Over 10,800 elementary school students in Boston, Dallas, and New York City spent the month of March wearing UNICEF Kid Power wristbands while they played and exercised. The bands measured the children’s activity, and translated it into funding used to provide acutely malnourished children with packets of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF), a vitamin-packed protein paste. So far, participating third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders have earned a total of 607,535 Kid Power points, enough to save 809 lives. The U.S.

New York Students Get Pumped Up for Kid Power

Through the month of March, Kid Power launched with students all over New York participating in raising funds to help solve the global malnutrition crisis. Through Kid Power Bands to track activity, steps turn into Kid Power Points and sponsors convert points to dollars. Below are stories from all over the city of school's getting active and helping out!

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:52:16

Victory At Last: NY finally passed the TVPJA & I was there to see it


5,000 postcards. 100’s of emails. 63 constituent calls to Speaker Hastie’s office.  35 advocacy committee members. 12 meetings. 3 years of advocating.  1 piece of legislation.

The end result:  finally witnessing the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVPJA) get passed unanimously in the New York State Assembly.

UNICEF: Increasing Violence in Yemen Taking Intolerable Toll on Children

NEW YORK (April 6, 2015) – With conflict escalating in many parts of Yemen, children continue to be killed, injured, displaced and put at increasing risk from disease, UNICEF said today. 

At least 74 children are known to have been killed and 44 children maimed so far since the fighting began on March 26. These are conservative figures and UNICEF believes that the total number of children killed is much higher, as the conflict has intensified over the past week.