WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (December 18, 2023) – Habits are easier to stick with when you start them early. A new American Heart Association program in four local schools, which will reach more than 2,000 students this school year is meant to instill heart-healthy habits in students for a lifetime.

The program, Leaders for a Resilient Generation, sponsored by TBC Corporation recently launched in Galaxy E3 Elementary in Boynton Beach, Lincoln Elementary School and Washington Elementary Magnet School in Riviera Beach, and Pahokee Elementary School.

It gives teachers resources to teach students about STEM careers, health and well-being and even includes assets to help teachers boost their personal well-being. Also, each school is given jump ropes, balls and games to help students get active. The American Heart Association recommends school-age kids and teens get at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity every day.

“TBC Corporation is proud to continue its ongoing partnership with the American Heart Association and help to positively affect the landscape of heart disease and stroke here in Palm Beach County, especially for students and teachers,” says Scott Hurd, chief financial officer of TBC Corporation and chairman of the 2023 Palm Beach County Heart Walk. “We believe the resources and tools provided through this new program will help to encourage healthier habits in our schools, which can ultimately improve the health of our entire community.”

“This is an incredible program for our school,” says Dr. Vernicka Murray, principal at Washington Elementary Magnet School. “We’re grateful to have these resources for the classroom and we’re excited to see how they help not only students, but staff members take charge of their health.”

For more information about Leaders for a Resilient Generation, contact Jessie.Brooks@Heart.org.


About the American Heart Association

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