Help your child thrive in all aspects of their education
Parents are Instrumental in Creating Positive Changes at School
We expect a lot from our kid’s school. We send them out each morning with the hope and expectation that they’ll be challenged academically, cared for socially, nurtured emotionally and encouraged physically. But when competing priorities come into play, it is often the physical aspect of education that gets deprioritized.
By helping schools encourage and promote physical activity, your kids can feel better, work together as a team, reduce anxiety, feel empowered and have a healthy and fun experience.
When you join the Active Schools movement, you can:
Empower your kids to get the movement they need throughout the school day
Support your school and community with information about the resources they require to provide the best education.
Get involved with campaigns and activities that show the value of physical learning.
Collective impact means gathering people together for a common cause. We all know how important increasing physical activity in children is. You can join the movement to make it happen.
What Joining The Active Schools Movement Means For You
We’ll guide you along as you work with educators to increase physical activity in your child’s school:
A bulletin with free resources, training, special offers from our partners, and cutting-edge fitness programs from nonprofit organizations that you can pass along to your school or utilize yourself
A network of like-minded parents who want to promote physical activity in the next generation.
Joining The Active Schools Movement Gives You Tools To Help Schools Help Your Kids
Our collective impact partners are leaders in parent engagement with the tools you need to get involved.
During the campaign, always the last week of September, parents are introduced to their child’s physical education program and encouraged to engage throughout the year while being physically active together at home and in the community.
Designed by Active Schools for teachers, individuals, and groups who work with parents, such as physical education teachers, parent/family engagement staff, principals, PTA/PTOs, and school health/wellness committees.
Twelve questions from SHAPE America and National PTA to help parents determine if their child’s physical education program helps students attain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for leading active, healthy lives.
This data brief from Springboard to Active Schools describes the state of family engagement in physical activity in schools in the US and identifies key strategies and ideas that parents, school districts and schools can use to improve family engagement.
The Online Physical Education Network (OPEN) provides games and calendars for families to be active at home and resources to help teachers and parents partner to help students achieve physical education and social and emotional learning outcomes.
Action for Healthy Kids’ Parents for Healthy Kids initiative educates, empowers and engages parents and caregivers in becoming change agents for healthier schools and kids, and supports them in reinforcing healthy habits at home.
Action for Healthy Kids is building a movement to create a healthier, happier future for out nation’s kids. Parents and caregivers are the key to unlocking greater health and well-being for kids through their power to transform their families, schools and communities. You can contribute to the goal of 1 million actions for healthy kids by 2025.