Silver & Black Give Back awarded three nonprofits $10,000 each for their students’ work improving our community.
Check out the 2013 Summer Team Up Challenge Champions! PhotosVideo
Stars players lead Summer Team Up Challenge Fit Clinic at the AT&T Center
Silver Stars Milton-Jones and Christonled Team Up Challenge students from Any Baby Can through basketball skills and drills on their home court at the AT&T Center. PhotosVideo
2012-2013 Champions Revealed!
SAN ANTONIO (April 12, 2013) – Silver & Black Give Back today awarded five student-led groups $20,000 each as Champions of the 2012-13 Team Up Challenge. Last fall, 20 Team Up Challenge semifinalists received $2,500 to begin their service learning projects to improve the community. The five Champions were selected based on their service throughout the year, online voting and the recommendations of a review committee that heard presentations from all the semifinalists earlier in the week.
2012-13 TEAM UP CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS: Brackenridge High School: Fierce, Fit & Fabulous Club
Girls at Brackenridge worked to combat negative body image in teenage girls and aimed to make being healthy and fit a goal for teenagers. The group encouraged healthy eating habits and hosted Community Saturdays to promote staying active. They will use the $20,000 to purchase more workout equipment and help other schools start Fierce, Fit & Fabulous clubs.
Carson Elementary School: Student Council
The school’s student council hosted “Fit Minutes” each week on their school broadcast so that students started the morning by being active. They also hosted monthly Family Fitness Fridays. They plan to use the $20,000 to create fit stations around their campus for everyone to use and continue their Family Fitness Fridays throughout the 2013-14 school year.
Edison High School: E=mc2
Of the 60 percent of seniors who will graduate from Edison High School, only one-third will attend college. E=mc2 is trying to change that statistic by educating each other and their peers about how pursuing a math or science degree can change their future. They will use the $20,000 to fund college field trips, host college fairs and expand their mentoring program with Twain Middle School from 60 to 120 students.
Lowell Middle School: Science Club
The Science Club created a community garden on their campus and educated their community on green, healthy living by encouraging them to recycle and reduce their carbon footprint. The club plans to use the $20,000 to build a greenhouse and plant a fruit orchard on campus.
Rhodes Middle School: National Junior Honors Society
The National Junior Honors Society spent at least one hour a week with each class at the Carvajal Early Childhood Education Center. They hosted book fairs and family literacy nights for Carvajal and implemented a reading program at their own middle school to encourage their peers to read more. With the $20,000, the NJHS will create a summer reading program with the Boys & Girls Club so they can keep serving the young children in their neighborhood and continue their literacy program with Carvajal in 2013-14. PhotosVideo
Danny Green joins MacArthur High School’s Go Green team to beautify San Antonio
The Go Green team started a recycling program at their school and give tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint. They planted flowers around the San Antonio River with Danny Green. PhotosVideo
Spurs players help plant gardens at Lowell Middle School
DeJuan Blair and Patty Mills joined the Lowell Middle School Garden Club to plant community gardens behind their school. PhotosVideo
Rampage players help Team Up Challenge students beautify their new courtyard space
Team Up students at Crossroads Community Center were helped by John McFarland and Justin Vaive, as they dug flower beds to help beautify their new courtyard space. PhotosVideo
Kawhi Leonardgets fit with Carson Elementary’s student council
Kawhi Leonard joined Spurs Director of Athletic Performance, Matt Herring, to lead a fit clinic for Team Up Challenge students at Carson Elementary School. PhotosVideo