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Helping children around the world…one step at a time

June 18, 2018

The students in Mike Cordisco and Connie Cheng's fifth grade classes at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School were selected again to participate in the UNICEF Kid Power, a program of UNICEF USA. Eighteen KLR fifth graders stand outside their elementary school tan brick building showing their UNICEF Kid Power bracelets

The UNICEF Kid Power gives students the power to help end global malnutrition and save lives, one step at a time. The students help unlock therapeutic food packets for severely malnourished children around the world. When students wear the UNICEF Power Band, the more they move, the more points they earn and the more lives they help save.

This year, the students who participated averaged 10,109 steps every day and helped unlock 689 food packets, topping last year's total of around 500.

Some students who totaled more than one million steps! They were Joseph Lasher, Kaitlin Ramos, Kenneth Keels, Megan Bastone and Na'im Warner, pictured here.

A group of hands in a circle, all with their blue UNICEF bands on their wrists, taken from above

Six students standing together with a colorful bulletin board in the background