UNICEF Kid Power joins over 60 other leading health, education and private sector organizations as part of the Active Schools national collaborative.
Active Schools is a national movement to increase physical education and physical activity in our nation’s schools. It is a collective impact initiative that help schools integrate 60 minutes of physical activity before, during and after the school day.
Together, UNICEF Kid Power and the Active Schools collaborative of leading health, education and private sector organizations will continue to create a nation of active, healthy, and happy kids who reach their full potential.
Studies repeatedly show that kids who are more active perform better academically, have better school attendance, and have improved behavior. By working together, UNICEF Kid Power and Active Schools hope to reach more students in U.S. classrooms, improving their health and academic success.
Since its February 2013 launch, Active Schools has enrolled more than 33,000 individual champions in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, reaching more than 23,000 schools and 12 million students. The Active Schools movement encourages involvement by all who care about active, healthy and happy kids.
To join Active Schools or for more information, go to www.activeschoolsus.org. Everyone has a role to play in getting our kids more active!