The Youth Activity Profile (YAP) is designed to help youth evaluate their personal activity patterns and to consider ways to be more active. It is also designed to capture school-level data to assist school leaders or researchers evaluate activity programming at school. The YAP provides a way to accurately assess youth activity behaviors (at school and at home) while also capturing information about sedentary behavior. 

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The University of Northern Colorado is a strategic partner of Active Schools and has worked hard to produce a variety of resources to support an active school environment. The resources can be used implement, sustain, and monitor the quality of the physical activity opportunities in schools. Thank you for being an Active Schools Champion!

Active Schools Guiding Framework

Active Schools Evaluation Handbook

Active Schools Menus of Evidence-Based Practices

Active Schools Implementation Guide


This NEW suite of Active Schools resources was posted August 2022. We will be taking the 2022-23 school year to review and revise as necessary. We would love your feedback! Please use this LINK to share your ideas.

Creating a Movement for More Movement

Kids need physical activity for full, healthy, productive lives. But there is a nationwide crisis of inactivity. There’s only one way to fix that: parents, teachers, administrators and the community coming together to take action.

Together, we can increase physical education and physical activity in schools, fund programs and equipment, and promote active learning environments.

Physical activity in schools leads to:

  • Increased academic success
  • Stronger emotional and mental health
  • Long-term healthy habits

Movement is freeing. Movement is healthy. Movement is lifelong. This movement starts with all of us.

Join the Movement

“Movement and exercise are more than activities at Red Hawk Elementary. They are foundational elements of the school culture. We built physical activity into our plan from day one. Using a rotating daily ‘movement calendar,’ students gain 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity on a daily basis, in addition to scheduled PE class and recess.”

Cyrus Weinberger


Take the Initiative and Make a Difference

Becoming an Active Schools Champion is a way to make a difference in the health and education of the next generation. It’s how we bring health equity to schools. It’s how we start a movement.