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Star Wars: Force for Change Goes to School


Throughout February and March, Star Wars: Force for Change and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF are celebrating the achievements of the UNICEF Kid Power program at elementary schools all over the country. Thanks to funding from Star Wars: Force for Change and Target, 70,000 students from high-need schools have the opportunity to take part in the UNICEF Kid Power school program, a teacher-led classroom experience that leverages easy-to-use technology and a standards-based curriculum to promote fitness and global citizenship. Learn more about the program here.

To get kids excited and show our support, Star Wars: Force for Change, joined by Target and members of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF team, are leading students of these elementary schools in fun and engaging pep rallies. Chewbacca, BB-8, and R2-D2 have even made appearances!

Participating cities include:

  • San Francisco/Oakland – January 18–February 12
  • Phoenix – February 16–March 11
  • Dallas – February 16–March 11
  • Indianapolis – February 22–March 18
  • Los Angeles – February 22–March 18
  • Atlanta – February 29–March 25
  • Chicago – February 29–March 25
  • Washington D.C.  – February 29–March 25
  • Sacramento – February 22–March 27
  • Boston – March 7–April 1
  • New York – March 7–April 1
  • Portland (Maine) – March 7–April 1
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul – February 22–April 6

During these rallies, the students took “activity breaks” which yielded steps towards earning meal packets for malnourished children.

Since early 2015, Star Wars: Force for Change has been joining forces with UNICEF Kid Power to help fight global malnutrition and bring UNICEF Kid Power to schools across the country.

Whether you are drawn to the dark side or the light side, you can now purchase your Star Wars: Force for Change UNICEF Kid Power bands on