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$1 Million in ASAP Grants to Get Kids Moving


The Active Schools Acceleration Project is looking to provide $1,000 each to 1,000 elementary schools to kick start award-winning physical activity programs on campuses across the country.

In addition to grant money, participating schools will receive a “game plan” to implement one of three programs on campus — the 100 Mile Club, BOKS or CHALK/Just Move — and will be eligible to join a national support network of other schools also bringing programs to their campus.

Schools have until April 22 to apply for the program.

The 100 Mile Club challenges elementary schoolers to log 100 miles through the school year by running, jogging or walking. Students track their progress throughout the year and receive incentives to make it to the finish line. First launched in 1992 in Corona, Calif., the 100 Mile Club is now offered at schools across the country and serves 30,000 students.

Sponsored by Reebok, BOKS is a morning physical activity that gets students moving for the 45 minutes before school begins. The program is organized into a 12-week curriculum and delivered twice a year. During the sessions students warm-up, run, focus on a particular skill, take part in a fun game and then cool down with a nutrition lesson.

The CHALK/Just Move program is designed to get students active in the classroom. Originally launched in New York, the program uses a set of activity cards to get the class moving in aerobic, yoga, stretching and mediation exercises.

Click here for more information and to apply.