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The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is proud and excited to be a part of First Lady Michelle Obama's newly released Let's Move! Active Schools - an unprecedented collaboration to bring physical activity back to American schools. The program provides simple steps and tools, including monetary support and training, to help schools create active environments where students get 60 minutes of daily physical activity through quality physical education and physical activity before, during and after the school day.
Let's Move! Active Schools mobilizes "School Champions" – Physical Education teachers, classroom teachers, administrators, staff, and even parents – who are ready and willing to be leaders for their school community. Champions can go to www.LetsMoveSchools.org and follow a simple, six-step process that includes building a team, conducting a basic school assessment, and creating a customized action plan. Participating schools will have access to free tools and resources, ranging from in-person training, to program activation grants to direct, personal assistance from certified professionals.
As a managing organization for Let's Move! Active Schools, AAHPERD will work to recruit individual champions, provide customized support to schools, and facilitate the training of at least 20,000 school Physical Activity Leaders over the next five years.