Mission2Move is a non-profit organization that focuses on bringing movement, meditation, and nutrition to students via teacher professional development, school implementation, and after-school programming. The program focuses on four critical health areas: movement, meditation, nutrition, and community involvement. Founded by Sarah Habib, the program enables students to not only master what it means to be healthy, but emerge as community advocates promoting healthy choices for local families and communities. Studies from the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control shows that students perform better academically when given the chance to move daily and meditate. Therefore, M2M is empowering schools and school districts to improve academic performance and combat a national health crisis.
M2M is currently implementing its program in Cincinnati, Ohio to help the city combat its childhood obesity epidemic. M2M offers after-school programs at six local schools: Academy of World Languages, Oyler, Robert's Academy, Sayler Park, Mount Airy, and Mount Washington. Additionally, there are in-school services at John P. Parker, and we work to train as many Physical Education and Health teachers locally as possible.
M2M preovioulsy operated at the Venetia Valley School in Marin County, California, working with 3rd - 8th graders. The program received positive feedback and strong support from the principal, teachers, students, and families.
Founder of Mission2Move
Sarah Habib is founder of Mission2Move, a program designed to provide education, advocacy, and resources to help underserved students understand and embrace a healthy lifestyle. Sarah started Mission2Move out of a passion to use movement, meditation, and nutrition as a way to build bridges between communities. She believes every student should have the opportunity to live his or her life to the fullest. Before starting Mission2Move, Sarah held leadership roles at Nielsen, and TIBCO. She has a certificate in Z-Health R-Phase and I-Phase. She has a certificate from Mindful Schools. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies - Comparative Race and Ethnicity from Tufts University.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Annie Kanter is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Mission2Move. Annie recently moved to Cincinnati after working in the public relations industry in New York City since 2012, with experience representing major technology, health & wellness, entertainment and consumer brands such as Samsung Electronics America, HBO, Johnson & Johnson and Vega. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication from American University in Washington, D.C.
Physical Education Developer
Rondale Dixon received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Cincinnati in 2008. Since then he has dedicated himself to serving the lives of inner city youth in Cincinnati. His work began with Cincinnati Public Schools at Hughes High School as an Instructor Assistant in 2009. The following year he also began working with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati providing after school tutoring and summer enrichment programming through 2014. During that time at Hughes he was able to transition to full-time teaching for students with multiple disabilities, as well as take on a roll as the Jr. High Track and Field coach. Currently, he is entering his third year as the Physical Education teacher and Wellness Committee chair at John P. Parker School in Madisonville. It's here that he has been able to truly showcase his passion for Health and Wellness, leading a number of initiatives, including the the Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) progam, 100 Mile Club, Girls on the Run, Fun and Fit, Jump with Jill and now Mission 2 Move...all in an effort to encourage healthier and more physically active children.