The Kids Are All Right

Marin City District

With the help of The Conscious Kitchen, this school district became first in the nation to serve its students 100 percent organic meals that are sustainably sourced and free of GMOs. Over a two-year period, disciplinary cases dropped and attendance rose.

The Buck Institute for Research on Aging

For the first time, the Buck has begun offering access to its multimillion-dollar facilities through summer camps. In the 1,200-square-foot learning center, kids participate in science sessions geared to enhance what they’ve been learning at school and highlighting everyday uses of science in the workplace.

Vallecito Elementary

“Sitting is the new smoking” is a phrase you’ve likely heard before, and it’s no joke. Sitting increases diabetes and obesity rates, and this school is standing up to those figures — literally — by being first in the world to give every student a standing desk.