Major Dukes is an active 12-year-old from Greensboro, Georgia. In 2012, he won the Citizenship Award, the Honor Roll, the Community Service Award, the Teachers Award, and Perfect Attendance. He believes in being strong academically as well as leading a healthy lifestyle.
This past year was Major’s first year as a Youth Advisory Board Member. He began the year by inviting kids to join the movement at a “Moving and Grooving” event. Then Major started teaching 21 children about health using the empowerME4Life curriculum, a healthy living course created by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The Lt. Governor of GA, Casey Cagle, declared Healthy Kids Day at the Capitol and invited Major to speak on the GA Senate floor about his work. He led the Senators in a one-minute physical activity energizer that was met with rousing applause.