Eric Melchor – is a Houston Business Journal 2015 40 under 40 Honorable Mention and 2015 finalist for Houston Tomorrow’s Catalyst Award. The Catalyst Awards recognize and honor those whose ideas and actions change and improve the quality of Houstonians’ lives. Eric maintains an active role in the community and has served on the Midtown Management District, as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston-Downtown, and is the Online Marketing Director at Frontier Utilities.
Not too long ago I had a vision of creating a program that gives students a sense of purpose for channeling their energy toward achievement of a goal and also helps combat childhood obesity. Taking new and available technology in the world and imagining how it could be applied in a different way, I founded Fly Movement in 2014 with the help of two friends. Fly Movement is an innovative kids’ fitness program that allows students an opportunity to reach a fitness goal through fun, rewarding team competition. As a result, their fitness activity increases, which leads to many benefits that include longer attention spans, better cognitive function, better social skills, and better academic performance.
There is nothing more rewarding than coming up with an idea, being able to execute on it, and more importantly seeing the impact it has made on others. Being able to do this both for customers in my career and for our kids in the community has led to a very fulfilling career and life.
You can connect with me on Twitter @Melchor_Eric.
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I STAND against obstacles that prevent our youth from being their best.
Whether it be a lack of optimism, insufficient education, or an unfavorable environment, I believe if we present opportunities for our youth to achieve goals and instill in them a foundation of motivation, goal setting traits and hard work, greatness will become them.