Children with Chronic Conditions
KiPOW! stands for Kid Power. The mentorship program, started in 2010 by enterprising medical students from George Washington University and a leading Children’s National cardiologist, empowers kids to make healthier choices
KiPOW! was designed to help kids take full advantage of the physical activity, health education, and nutritious meals available in DC public and public charter schools through the DC Healthy Schools Act.
Through the volunteer program, George Washington University medical students serve as health mentors in the schools. They encourage healthy choices as they:
- Eat lunch with kids, building bonds over fresh, local veggies
- Play fun, physical games to engage kids in exercise
- Educate students on health topics from nutrition to sleep
The kids develop healthy habits that will benefit them throughout their lives. While the med students get hands-on experience in health education and behavioral change that will someday benefit their patients.