October 31, 2017
Oct 31

MEDIA ADVISORY: Tomorrow: President Clinton to Visit Clinton Foundation Projects in St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri
Press Release

The visit will highlight the Clinton Foundation’s partnerships and programs related to food security, youth health care, and girls and women in STEM.

St. Louis, Missouri – Tomorrow, November 1, President Clinton will continue his three-day tour of Clinton Foundation projects in the United States in St. Louis, Missouri.

President Clinton will begin his visit by touring the Gateway Elementary and Michael School in St. Louis to see examples of how the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association, is improving the health and physical activity of local students – including a community garden, exercise stations, and healthy hot meal options.

Next, President Clinton will visit a donated city bus that, as part of a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) University Commitment to Action, has been retrofitted into a grocery store on wheels, providing the St. Louis community in food deserts with access to healthy, fresh food.

Finally, President Clinton will see a CGI Commitment to Action created by Girls Inc., called the Eureka! Program, which meets all summer and every Saturday during the school year. Eureka! provides increased science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to underserved girls and young women in low income neighborhoods in St. Louis, enabling and empowering them to lead financially sound, productive lives and preparing them for the world of work. President Clinton will meet with program participants and see various STEM projects.

The trip highlights the Clinton Foundation’s cross-sector community health impact. Over the past 16 years, the Clinton Foundation has worked around the U.S and across the world to help more than 11.5 million people access HIV/AIDS medication, more than 20 million American students access healthier meals, and make over 25,000 cartons (or 50,000 doses) of NARCAN® available to organizations serving populations affected by the epidemic across the United States.

Prior to his visits in the St. Louis area, President Clinton participated in a summit at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore in partnership with CHMI to address the opioid epidemic. He then visited a playground in Baltimore that incorporates Too Small to Fail’s – an initiative of the Clinton Foundation – early childhood development work. To see photos and learn more about President Clinton’s visit to Baltimore please read this post on the Clinton Foundation’s Medium page.

Next, President Clinton traveled to Jacksonville, Florida, where he met with beneficiaries and partners in the region that work with the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) to address to the opioid epidemic, and saw a program that CHMI has been running with a working group to improve nutrition in Northeast Florida.

**Site Visits for Planning Purposes Only***Subject to Change***

Media accreditation is now open. To RSVP to cover any of the below sites, please apply here: https://forms.clintonfoundation.org/view.php?id=137790

9:30-11:00 a.m. (Pre-set 8:30 a.m.)
Gateway & Michael Elementary School
1200 Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63106

In St. Louis, President Clinton will tour the Gateway Elementary and Michael School to see how the Alliance for a Healthier Generation has worked with the school to improve the health of local students through lead-free water fountains, healthy hot meal options, a new community garden, and exercise stations. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, works to empower kids to develop lifelong healthy habits by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health.

Through the Healthy Schools Program, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation has supported more than 20 million students by improving physical education, health education, child nutrition, and staff wellness policies and programs in more than 35,000 schools.

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. (Transportation for registered media will offered between sites)
Good Life Growing
4057 Evans Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63113

President Clinton will tour a grocery store-on-wheels and meet members of the local community purchasing healthy, fresh food from MetroMarket, a converted city bus, as part of a Clinton Global Initiative University Commitment to Action.

In 2015, Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) students committed to sell fresh, locally-sourced produce, meat, and staple goods to break down physical and financial barriers between healthy eating and food access in St. Louis, Missouri. Partnering with Saint Louis University's Nutrition and Dietetics department, the commitment also includes free nutrition education to every customer. To date, MetroMarket has increased access to healthy, affordable food to more than 5,500 people in the St. Louis community

4:30-5:30 p.m. (Pre-set 3:30- 4:00 p.m.)
Girls Inc. of St. Louis
3801 Nelson Drive
St. Louis, MO 63121

President Clinton will meet with Eureka! program participants and view the various ways they integrate STEM into their programming. Young women in the program will also share their personal stories of success and how the program has impacted their lives. 

In 2010, Girls Inc. made a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action, Eureka!, to provide increased science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to underserved girls and young women in the United States and Canada, empowering them to lead financially sound, productive lives. Since then, the original commitment expanded the Eureka! program from four Girls Inc. affiliates in local communities to 24 affiliates, with more than 2,200 total participants. They served more than 1,400 girls last summer, and expect the total this summer to rise to 1,800.

Media accreditation is now open. To RSVP to cover any of the above sites, please apply here: https://forms.clintonfoundation.org/view.php?id=137790

Due to limited space, we encourage media to apply online directly at the link above. For any questions, please contact [email protected]


About the Clinton Foundation

The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. Because of our work, nearly 35,000 American schools have provided kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; more than 150,000 farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania are benefiting from climate-smart agronomic training, higher yields, and increased market access; working with partners, more than 8.5 million trees and tree seedlings have been planted to strengthen ecosystems and livelihoods; over 600,000 people have been impacted through market opportunities created by social enterprises and health and wellbeing programs in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa; through the independent Clinton Health Access Initiative, over 11.5 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medications; an estimated 85 million people in the U.S. will be reached through strategic health partnerships developed across industry sectors at both the local and national level; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative community have made more than 3,600 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 435 million people in more than 180 countries.

Learn more at http://www.clintonfoundation.org,on Facebook at Facebook.com/ClintonFoundation and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.