Teaming up with First Lady Michelle Obama for her new Let's Move! Active Schools campaign, Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP) has announced it is awarding $1 million in Acceleration Grants to give schools across America everything they need to become active schools. Why is physical activity programming important? It's simple. Active schools do better.
ASAP's Innovation Competition last year discovered incredibly innovative physical activity programs happening in schools all across the country spearheaded by grassroots champions – parents, teachers, and advocates passionate about children’s health.
Now these fun, flexible, and creative programs are ready to share with the nation. ASAP is awarding 1,000 elementary schools each with $1,000 Acceleration Grants to kick start a new program and realize all the benefits of being an active school. That's $1 million to get America's kids moving again in school. You choose the best match for your school:
BOKS – A 40-minute before-school physical activity program featuring structured group play with games and drills emphasizing aerobic exertion.
100 Mile Club – A walk/run program where students run 100 miles over the course of the school year, logging miles and earning prizes along the way.
Just Move – A classroom-based activity program featuring an academically integrated curriculum of in-class movement breaks.
Winning schools will receive everything they need to get started: $1,000 in seed funding, a game plan to follow and a support network of champions across the country embarking on the same path.
Are you ready to be a champion for this cause? Are you ready to make a difference in your school? Is your school ready to join the movement? Teachers, parents, coaches and all school wellness champions are encouraged to apply today! Head to www.ActiveSchoolsASAP.org to learn more and get started.
Active Schools Acceleration Project is an initiative of ChildObesity180, an organization that uses evidence-based research, multi-sector leadership and an integrated portfolio of initiatives that together accelerate systemic change to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Learn more at www.ChildObesity180.org.