"As a new teacher in an inner-city school, I was concerned that many of my students were overweight and obese. Many spent their time completely sedentary. I wanted to help them to find ways to be more active. I began volunteering at Active Teens, a free fitness program for overweight teens. I led the participants through weekly workouts, and also trained a group of them to participate in a 5K race. Now, as I pursue my M.S. in Nutrition at Columbia University, I volunteer by teaching boxing and cycling classes in NYC public schools...." Read her complete entry
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