Junior Achievement Takes to the Field!

[Picture 4]On Tuesday, July 1, the New York Yankees <http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=nyy> invited 15 students (grades 6-10) from the Community Health Academy of the Heights School (CHAH) to participate in their Healthy Home Plate Program <http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/community/yankees_in_the_community.jsp> . The Healthy Home Plate Program, sponsored by Legends and White Rose, provides area youth, ages 12-15, the opportunity to participate in a series of after school program events focused on the importance of preparing affordable healthy meals and incorporating these meals into their lifestyle. [Picture 3]Legends Hospitality opens the doors of various kitchen outlets, where sous chefs engage the youth in attendance with hands-on cooking demonstrations. During the interactive lesson, nutritionists from Nourishing New York <http://nourishingnewyork.com/> educate students about the nutritional value of the ingredients in the recipes prepared. The Community Health Academy of the Heights school is one of Junior Achievement of New York?s <http://www.jany.org/> GoldPartnership schools. The Yankee?s Home Plate program is just one of several ways that JA New York rewards Gold Partnership school relationships for providing consistent JA programming each year for their students.The CHAH students were invited to celebrate the successful completion of the program by being publicly acknowledged on the Yankee?s outfield. They were joined by die-hard Yankee fans, JA of New York president Joseph Peri, JA board chairman and Partner at PwC, Richard Poccia and Larry Leva, JA USA board member (and former JA USA board chairman) and Global Vice Chairman of Quality and Risk management for KPMG International <https://www.kpmg.com/US/en/Pages/default.aspx> . We thank and appreciate the NY Yankees for providing such a rich educational experience to New York City youth.[Picture 2] <http://juniorachievementusa.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/picture-1.jpg>

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