In collaboration with the SU Literacy Corps, Students developed a cultural nutrition program, “Books and Cooks,” to improve literacy while instilling healthy eating habits in school aged children. The program was recognized with the 2010 Outstanding Commitment to Action Award by the Clinton Global Initiative. The group revamped the program this semester, adding a fitness component. Syracuse University students Timothy Biba, Lawrence Jackson (HUEC), Victoria Li (HUEC) and Allison Stuckless have been invited to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative Summit, April 1 – 3 at the University of California, San Diego.
The summit, hosted by President Bill Clinton, attracts more than 1,000 students, nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs and celebrities.
The summit challenges college students and universities to address global problems with practical, innovative solutions. At the summit, young people and universities do more than simply discuss the world’s challenges – they take concrete steps toward solving them.