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TEDxMindStreamAcademy - Kellee McQuinn - Motivating Kids to Shape the Future

Kid expert and dancing dynamo, Kellee is nicknamed "the Pied Piper with a Boom Box" by the Los Angeles Times. In 2002 she founded KidTribe, an international children's fitness, nutrition and self-esteem program that has activated over 3 million kids and teachers in thousands of schools and communities throughout the US and the UK. With a mission to provoke a positively contagious environment where being healthy, happy and sweaty is cool, Kellee has created numerous award winning kids' fitness videos and cutting edge curricula. Most recently she wrote, directed and produced an edutainment "hip-hopera" for NASA called Space School Musical that is revolutionizing science education. Partnering with the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative, Kellee and the KidTribe Crew enjoyed the honor of performing at the White House for the Easter Egg Roll in 2010 and 2011, as well as Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play in DC for over 60,000 families. This year Kellee received the Community Leadership Award by the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition and she continues her commitment to ensure that wherever she goes, there's never a dry armpit in the house. MindStream Academy http://www.mindstreamacademy.com/ is a fun, innovative co-ed boarding program where teens achieve healthy weight, get fit and build self esteem by nurturing their Mind, Body, and Spirit.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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