As an engaging and energetic Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador, Kylie Kasprick, has made a difference in the lives of students across the country and throughout Minnesota. After a busy year of leading her peers to make healthier choices, Kylie received the Good Citizenship Award from her hometown of Brooklyn Park, Minn. Mayor Jeff Lunde presented Kylie with the award at a recent city council meeting.
The Mayor’s Good Citizenship Award was established in 2003 to recognize inspiring Brooklyn Park residents who have given their time to make the city a thriving community.
Kylie, a 7th grader at Osseo Jr. High, was nominated for the award by fellow Brooklyn Park resident Lisa Jacobson. In the application, Jacobson highlighted Kylie’s accomplishments over the last year, including her several trips to Washington D.C., (which included the 2013 GENYOUth Leadership Roundtable), and the promotional video she filmed with Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier. She also appeared on local television stations to promote Fuel Up to Play 60’s messages. Kylie was an active member of her school’s wellness team last year and helped implement many activities to help make her school a better place. She looks forward to doing the same this year.
Following her year as a Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador, Kylie continues to spread the message of eating healthy and staying active throughout the state and her community. She has presented her accomplishments and messages throughout the Twin Cities metro area, including the Hennepin County Fair and the Minnesota State Fair.
“If given the opportunity, I would love to go to each school in Brooklyn Park and talk to the kids about making good food choices and getting active every day,” says Kylie. “Everyone needs to eat right and stay active to be healthy. Brooklyn Park has a lot of really great kids that I hope will grow up to be active in our community.”