Active Schools isn’t a particular program; it’s an multi-faceted approach to providing an active school environment through physical education and before, during and after school physical activity.
All youth are educated in an active school to enhance learning, health, and well-being.
Our mission is to ensure the integration of evidence-based physical activity programs into every student’s PK-12 education.
To do this, we will establish the standard by which an army of champions implement active school policies, practices, and programs in U.S. schools so youth can receive the physical, social-emotional, and academic benefits of physical activity participation.
Our Core Values
Child-centered: Position child health and well-being at the center of active school environments
Leadership: Provide national leadership that builds trusting relationships
Change: Create demand to catalyze change
Empowerment: Empower individuals to serve as Active Schools Champions
Accountability: Compel accountability for evidence-based practice that results in positive outcomes for youth
The Bottom Line?
All kids need and deserve the physical, social-emotional, and academic benefits of physical activity participation. Active Schools and its partners are committed to making that happen.
Ambassadors for Active Schools
When it comes to promoting physical education and physical activity in schools, anyone can be a champion. Here are some of our inspiring supporters and ambassadors.