Participate in the #PEMovingForward Social Media Campaign Throughout March

Educating our kids has taken on new meaning during COVID-19. While the education process varies from district to district and school to school, one principle remains constant: it is vital to prioritize kids’ health and well-being. Physical education (PE) is a key contributor to physical and mental health during and after the pandemic.

We’re making March ALL ABOUT PE: why it’s so important, how it’s made a difference during the pandemic, and how parents and taxpayers can advocate for PE moving forward. Join the Active Schools movement, comprised of 90+ partner organizations and over 44,000 registered individuals (champions), for #PEMovingForward, a social media campaign to celebrate and advocate for PE!

School districts are making decisions NOW about how to conduct and fund education for school year 2021-22, so let the decision-makers know what you want and expect for your child and all students.

5 WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT PE

  • Pledge your support for PE – become an Active Schools champion; it’s free and takes only 1 minute.
  • Post your PE stories on social media using the hashtag #PEMovingForward.
    • March 1-7 (and anytime!): Show Us Your PE – post stories, photos, videos, etc. of what PE has looked like for your child or students this year.
    • March 8-14 (and anytime!): Thank a PE Teacher – tag your child’s PE teacher and/or school and give them a shout-out.
  • Hear from PE experts and parent advocates on this 1 hour webinar, Physical Education Advocacy Strategies for Parents and Others Who Care, recorded on 3/15/21
  • Email or send a letter about the importance of PE to your principal, superintendent, and school board – use these easy template letters:
  • Advocate for PE on social media – use hashtag #PEMovingFoward and tag (@) your school, principal, school district, superintendent, and school board members; you could also tag members of your district’s health/wellness advisory committee and your school’s health/wellness advisory committee and PTA/PTO.

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Key Physical Education Information and Advocacy Resources 

 

Comments (2)
  • Physical activity is so important for kids and adults! But lets remember, that it is even more healthy and fun when done outside. Teens to Trails works with the high school population, where PE is often only for freshmen. But we advocate that every school has an outing club so kids can have growth oriented Fun outdoor experiences with their peers. For high schoolers, or younger, Ive linked a simple curriculum for a 6 week outdoor program that can be hosted at school or a local rec or teen center.

    • Thank you for sharing this resource! 1000 hours outside mom and group fitness instructor, youth specialist here. I have a run club for children that can be adapted for teens, but I am excited to look into teens to trails that is geared directly to teens. This speaks right to my passions: helping youth find joyful movement, get into nature, and develop lifelong wellness habits!

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