Many children do not get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Before and/or after school programs can provide those additional minutes along with recess and physical education during the school day. Before and/or after school programs not only get students active, but also provide character building, teamwork skills and self confidence. These are some programs available to schools in the district.
BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success), an initiative of Reebok and the Reebok Foundation, is a turn-key FREE before school physical activity program aimed to get elementary and middle school aged children moving in the morning and their brains ready for a day of learning.
BOKS will be offering a comprehensive training of it's physical activity curriculum at no cost in Denver. The training is tentatively scheduled for August 11th, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. At this time we need to get a head count of people who would attend this training to ensure there is adequate space. Please register here if you would like to attend. This is a great way to learn the best way to bring BOKS to your school! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boks-trainer-workshop-august-11-2016-tickets-25821140727
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. They teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness.
Soccer for Success
Soccer for Success is a free after-school program that is proven to help kids establish healthy habits and develop critical life skills through caring coach-mentor and family engagement. This program runs three days per week, for 90 minutes each day. Not only do kids get to play soccer, but they learn about eating right and other ways to stay healthy.
Walking School Bus
A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. It can be as informal as two families taking turns walking their children to school to as structured as a route with meeting points, a timetable and a regularly rotated schedule of trained volunteers. This keeps children safe by always having an adult present, and helps build a community.
School of Breaking
School of Breaking provides after school Breakdance club programs to K-12 grade schools. This program helps kids build courage to be themselves, develop their creativity, and express themselves without fear. Classes are one hour long, and learn the basics of Breakdance, it's history, values and global cultural influence. Each class is packed with fun activities, great music and engaging discussions. Find out more here.
Want to start your own after school program at your school? Contact the Healthy Schools Coordinator to find out how, and what funding is available!