Youth invited to apply for Mayor’s Fitness Council 2014-2015 Student Ambassador Program

Submitted by Kris_Serold on February 27, 2014 - 4:17pm

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro's Fitness Council, MFC, is looking for committed, enthusiastic youth to serve as advocates for healthy eating and active living in their schools and communities. Student Ambassadors will represent the MFC by promoting and encouraging healthy living at their school campus, at home, and in their communities.


Student ambassadors will complete a roadmap of their school, after school programs, home, and neighborhood related to physical activity and nutrition.


Student Ambassadors will map a plan for a project to improve nutrition and physical activity at their school campus or in their community.


Student Ambassadors will implement their projects and document their success. Student Ambassadors will participate in interactive trainings on physical activity and healthy eating, peer education, service learning, advocacy and civic engagement, and participation in school wellness councils. They’ll also have an opportunity to showcase their work and creativity by helping to plan a citywide youth summit.

To complete the application or for more information visit:  Applications are due Friday, May 2, 2014. Approximately 40 students will be selected to serve as Mayor Castro’s distinguished MFC Student Ambassadors. Students who serve as Student Ambassadors must be in grades 5 – 12 during the 2014 – 2015 academic year and attend a school in Bexar County. 

The MFC Student Ambassador Program launched in the 2012-13 academic year.

To learn more about their successes visit

The mission of the MFC is to lead San Antonio to be one of the healthiest and most active communities in the nation in which residents, groups and organizations work collaboratively to achieve targeted health and fitness goals.

For more information, contact Andrea Bottiglieri at 210-857-5378 or