Students getting ready for the assemblyStudents leaving the assembly with fruit smoothies and other goodies.United Way's Young Leaders Society volunteers with United Way President & CEO, Taylor Street Elementary Principal, Sacramento Kings dancers and Sacramento River Cats mascot, Dinger.United Way's Young Leaders Society volunteers, Al, Stephanie, Siven and Alonso. YLS volunteers getting the smoothies readyYLS volunteers getting the smoothies readyStudents answered trivia questions about the importance of water for special prizesStudents answered trivia questions about the importance of water for special prizesStephanie Bray read the students a bookStudents leaving the assembly with fruit smoothies and other goodies.Dinger was on hand to make all the kids laugh.Thank you to the Sacramento Kings dancers who brought lots of fun prizes for the kids. It was so fun to have all the kids so engaged at the assembly.

Students celebrate their commitment to choosing water
Hydration stations are a big hit at Taylor Street Elementary

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Through donations made by United Way’s Young Leaders Society members and supporters, we were able to install hydration stations into all schools in the Robla School District at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year and supplied every student with a reusable water bottle. The Hydration Station Initiative provides access to clean drinking water and encourages kids to choose water over sugary drinks. 

United Way’s President & CEO, Stephanie Bray, promised students at Taylor Street Elementary, that if they still had their United Way water bottle at the end of the school year, we’d come back and have a party. In June, Stephanie made good on her promise and brought the party to Taylor Street Elementary.

United Way’s Young Leaders Society volunteers served healthy fruit smoothies to all students, and were joined by the Sacramento Kings dance team and Sacramento River Cats mascot, Dinger, to help make the party an entertaining experience. Students walked away with Sacramento Kings, Sacramento River Cats and Republic FC swag, and a renewed excitement for choosing water over sugary drinks.

For more information about the Hydration Station Initiative and how you can give your support, click here.