In February of 2012, by means of First Lady Michelle Obama assistance, ASAP started up a New Physical Activity Innovation Competition. We cleansed the nation to search great school physical activity pattern handled by people who were encouraged to claim “Yes we are able”. The aim? To find groundbreaking, high-performance decisions that could be adjusted by many more schools nationwide.
Almost 500 applications poured in from all 50 states. Whether it was the “gummy bear” dance in a Colorado classroom, “scooter bobsledding” after school in Florida, or “sumo squats” before the bell in California, one thing was clear: schools across the country are on the move!
Nine winners emerged and were recognized with $25,000 grants and an appearance in Washington, DC. Two of these were further celebrated as National Winners, earning total grants of $100,000.
Ranging from grassroots efforts in a single school to robust programs deployed in 100+ school sites, these winners represent an array of solutions applicable to schools of all types, sizes, and geographies. Read about our winners here.
Through our Acceleration Grants campaign, ASAP is now empowering and funding a new wave of schools to adopt these proven models that are fun, creative and can make a difference. Take me to ASAP Acceleration Grants.