Today, youth physical inactivity and childhood obesity have reached epidemic proportions in America. Research shows that an astounding 2 out of 3 kids aren’t moving enough. So, Let’s Move! Active Schools – part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative – is on a mission to reverse that trend.
As the national initiative to ensure that 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the norm in K-12 schools across the country, Let’s Move! Active Schools equips schools with the resources and tools to increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students.
Why are Active Schools so important? Because Active Kids Do Better. Physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy and strong, but it can also contribute to higher test scores, improved attendance, better behavior in class, enhanced leadership skills and a lifetime of healthy habits.
# of Schools Enrolled = 20,522
# of Champions Signed On = 28,287
# of Students Served = 11,466,744
- (as of August 31, 2016)
Be an Active Schools Champion
Click “Sign Up” in the upper right-hand corner to find your school and join its team. Champions can be administrators, staff, health and physical educators, teachers, parents, community members, or anyone who is passionate about helping kids reach their greatest potential both in school and in life.
After your school completes the short online assessment, you'll enjoy access to evidence-based resources, exclusive activation grants, professional development, progress incentives, discounts and special offers, a customized Action Plan, and the National Award - the nation’s top physical education and physical activity recognition for K-12 schools. Here are just a few materials to get you started: