Parents Take the Lead

Natick, MA | Success Story

The role parents can play in championing active schools should never be underestimated. Memorial Elementary in Natick, MA is an active school thriving due to the work of a group of moms. Recognizing an opportunity in the before-school hour, Memorial parents established "BOKS", a free morning movement program featuring high-energy games that prep both body and mind for a day of learning. The physical activity is paying off: teachers report that kids in the program exhibit more confidence and a higher attention span as well as improved academic performance.