Cook Children's is pleased to announce a new partnership with UNICEF Kid Power, a free, digital platform designed to empower every child in grades K-5 in our eight-county service area to make a real-world difference around the world and at home. We're excited to bring this platform to children in school and at home because we believe that daily physical activity helps to cultivate good health now as well as lifelong healthy habits.
Kids complete short, interactive videos where they dance, move, play games, and learn. For every video watched, children earn points that can then be converted into real-world donations to local and global causes benefitting kids. Locally, kids can provide their neighbors and families in the Greater Fort Worth community with healthy meals delivered by Tarrant Area Food Bank mobile food pantries, and support gardening programs for kids and families through Texas Agrilife. UNICEF will also deliver therapeutic food to severely malnourished children around the globe.
UNICEF Kid Power is free for children, parents or guardians, and teachers in Collin, Denton, Grayson, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise Counties. It can be accessed in the classroom, online, and at home. Teachers can also connect their entire class to the platform and assign videos for students to watch at home.
Empowering children with a positive and goal oriented attitude to help others is a sure way to help build empathy and a child's self-esteem. It is important that we not only provide children in our own communities with the right tools they need to practice healthy habits today, but empower them at a young age so they can grow up to become great leaders who strive for positive change.
Visit www.unicefkidpower.org to sign up for a free account and gain access to a library of videos - from dancing and yoga to lessons integrating social-emotional learning skills.
If you have any questions, would like more information about our program or if your school or organization is interested in scheduling an orientation, please email Lauren Purvis.