Josh Miller, a student from Basswood Elementary School, a District 279 school in Maple Grove, met renowned business leader Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in Omaha, Neb. May 3.
The meeting was part of GENYOUth Foundation’s AdVenture Capital grant program. Miller was one of five students serving as a Student Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school wellness program created by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Students were selected for submitting an entrepreneurial idea to give their classmates greater access to healthier food and physical activity.
Basswood Elementary will receive $4,000 from GENYOUth Foundation to implement Miller’s “Motivational Mondays,” a 30-minute weekly exercise program.
During his meeting with Buffett, Miller shared his winning idea to improve school wellness and received feedback and advice. All five winners were special guests at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting, and will go on to lead their programs in school with guidance from an “Inspiration Panel” of young innovators in education, technology and social media.