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Organization Grants $1 Million to 1,000 Schools

by Ryan Halvorson on Sep 19, 2013

Making News

In June, 1,000 U.S. schools were notified that they’d been awarded grants to improve physical activity levels among students. Each school will receive $1,000, provided by the Active Schools Acceleration Project.

Programs funded by the grants include the following:

  • The 100 Mile Club, which challenges elementary school students to run, jog or walk 100 miles during the school year. Miles are logged during recess, sanctioned community events or during predetermined school time run hours.
  • BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success), a before-school program that encompasses structured play focused on aerobic activity, fun and teamwork.
  • Just Move!, a program geared toward classroom-based physical activity.

“ASAP is increasing quality physical activity in America's schools by identifying innovative solutions pioneered by everyday people, and empowering new schools with the tools and resources to replicate proven models,” according to the project’s website.

To learn more, visit www.activeschoolsasap.org.

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Ryan Halvorson

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Ryan Halvorson is the chief content officer for Fit Scribe Media (www.fitscribemedia.com); contributing editor for IDEA Health & Fitness Association; director of group training at Bird Rock Fit in La Jolla, CA; a Master Instructor for Metabolic Effect and the creator of www.Fat2Fitin30.com, a lifestyle organization dedicated to finding ways to achieve improved fitness, nutrition and healthy living habits in 30 minutes or less. He is an internationally recognized speaker and has written for publications such as DETAILS and GQ.