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Dolphins Float To North Twin Lakes Elementary

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Nearly 64% of the North Twin Lakes Elementary Community School student population participates.

Hialeah, FL – Today, the Miami Dolphins remained in the Miami-Dade area by visiting North Twin Lakes Elementary Community School for the Gatorade Junior Training Camp (JTC) and over 350 first through fifth grade students participated in the Gatorade JTC and learn cheerleader routines by a professional Miami Dolphins Cheerleader. Nearly 64% of the North Twin Lakes Elementary Community School student population participated today.

“I hope they understand the importance of being healthy on a daily basis,” said Richelle Lumpkin, Principal for North Twin Lakes Elementary Community School. I hope they continue to have a healthy, fit lifestyle and encourage their family and friends to stay fit and healthy as well.”

North Twin Lakes Elementary Community School has over 550 students ranging from Pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. The students participate in physical activities, such as physical education and recess, approximately four hours per week. Students have two or three days per week of physical education while roughly one hour per week for recess.

Furthermore, the school is a Title I School in Dade County and nearly 95% of the student population receives either reduced or free lunch provided by the government. Title I is The No Child Left Behind program to improve the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged. The No Child Left Behind program is the largest single program of federal aid for elementary and secondary education. Title I is dedicated to improving the educational opportunities for all students by helping them succeed in the regular program; attain grade-level proficiency; and improve academic achievement so that “no child is left behind.”

“Staying physically fit is vital to us,” said Troy Drayton, Miami Dolphins Alumni & Miami Dolphins Youth Programs Coordinator. “Whether it’s 60 minutes per day or three hours (per day), staying physically active during a young age will help kids make thorough and clear decisions as they grow into young adults.”

North Twin Lakes Elementary Community School’s mission is to produce world-class learners by building a network of learning communities. North Twin Lakes Elementary Community School’s vision is to guarantee that all students attain a solid foundation of knowledge and skills needed to succeed in secondary education and to compete in the global economy.

The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ mission is to emphasize the importance of education, physical fitness, and positive choices for kids in a safe and fun environment. The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ vision is to prepare the next generation of leaders in staying physically active through our Junior Training Camps (JTC), Youth Football Clinics, and Youth Football Camps.

You may visit DolphinsAcademy.com to request dates school visits for the Gatorade Junior Training Camp, Fins Friday, or Beyond the Game.

For more information on the Miami Dolphins Youth Football Clinic, Youth Football Camps, or school visits, contact the Miami Dolphins Youth and Community Programs Department at (305) 943-7272 or youthprograms@dolphins.com.
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