Broward County Schools to Receive HCU Training Through a Contribution From Tibor and Sheila Hollo Charitable Foundation
For Immediate Release
October 20, 2015
Broward County schools to receive HealthCorps University training
through a contribution from Tibor and Sheila Hollo Charitable Foundation
● What – Commencement of HealthCorps Program at Hallandale High School
● When – Thursday, November 5, 9 a.m.
● Where – Hallandale High School Auditorium, 720 NW 9th Ave., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
HALLANDALE, FL (October 20, 2015) – In an expansion throughout Southern Florida, HealthCorps’ train-the-trainer program will empower teachers and staff in Broward County schools with innovative health and wellness curriculum.
Through a generous donation from the Tibor and Sheila Hollo Charitable Foundation, Hallandale High School and other schools in the Broward County Public Schools District will receive HealthCorps University (HCU) training, which provides a sustainable approach to health and wellness by showing teachers and staff how to implement curriculum in the classroom.
Training has already taken root at Hallandale High, as 20 teachers earlier this month developed turnkey skills and concepts to integrate HealthCorps curriculum into their current programming. HealthCorps curriculum includes the following four units:
● Skills for healthy eating
● Skills for a healthy body
● Skills for a healthy mind
● Skills for a healthy YOU
“The considerable donation from Tibor and Sheila Hollo is pivotal in sustaining and growing HealthCorps’ efforts to lead a nationwide movement toward a new generation of healthy young people,” said Dr. Mehmet Oz, founder of HealthCorps and three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show host. “HealthCorps University provides a continual approach to infusing schools with health and wellness-minded leaders, and I’m thrilled that Broward County schools are the beneficiaries and HealthCorps continues its growth in South Florida.”
A check presentation ceremony – with Superintendent Robert Runcie, Mayor Joy Cooper, Tibor and Shelia Hollo, HealthCorps’ Chief Operating Officer Juan Berea and executives from Florida East Coast Realty in attendance – will take place at Hallandale High School’s auditorium November 5. Members of the press are welcome to attend this special event.
“Supporting causes related to children, health and education are very close to our hearts,” said Tibor Hollo, who has been working with HealthCorps throughout Miami-Dade County for nearly eight years through the Tibor and Sheila Hollo Charitable Foundation. “We’re excited to announce that this year’s donation will bring the HealthCorps University program to Hallandale High School as well as other schools in Broward County, helping to expand this valuable program throughout South Florida.”
In 2012, HealthCorps introduced HCU, a train-the-trainer professional development program that makes HealthCorps principles and curriculum available to virtually any school or organization.
Sixty-nine HCU trainings have been held to date, with 2,395 individuals trained, 863,637 teens impacted, and an estimated 200 HCU trainings to be held in fiscal year 2016.
To learn more about HCU, visit:
HealthCorps® is a 501 (c)(3) founded in 2003 by heart surgeon and Daytime Emmy Award-winning host Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa to combat the childhood obesity crisis. HealthCorps is building a nationwide movement to shape a new generation.
HealthCorps Coordinators lead unique in-school and community programming designed to foster physical and mental fitness, particularly among high-need populations.
The Coordinators serve as peer-mentors who deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, exercise and mental strength to students nationwide.
For more than a decade, the HealthCorps program has inspired its participants to adopt a healthier lifestyle. And the HealthCorps schools have served as Living Labs through which we can explore the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis, as well as discover, communicate implement and advocate for national and regional solutions.
Today, the program network spans 44 schools in 10 states (including Florida) and the District of Columbia. Ultimately, HealthCorps’ goal is to extend the reach of its program to an ever-wider network of American communities. To that end, in 2012, we introduced HealthCorps University, a train the trainer professional development program that makes available the HealthCorps principles and curriculum to virtually any school, community or organization.