From 1990-2013 we have donated to over 870 schools in 300 cities and 42 states!
We are a national agency that works at the grassroots level with
schools and front line educators to create new opportunities for
kids to be active, fit and healthy. We believe in fit kids, one school
at a time. We work with communities to bring in funding,
equipment, teacher training, curriculum and the resources schools
need to actually get kids fit and foster a love of movement. When
Project Fit America comes to a school, kids never want to miss PE
and teachers report they see fantastic changes not just in their
students' health, but in their attitude toward fitness and healthy
We are an action based charity which means the funds we receive result in kids in motion. We have been doing this work for twenty years plus and have learned that it is true….if you build it, they will come!
Project Fit America support and advocacy spotlight includes but is not limited to:
February 9, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama visits a Project Fit America school on the first stop of her "Let's Move" Campaign
Understanding that Mississippi is ranked as the most obese state in the nation Michelle Obama chose Mississippi as her first public appearance for Let's Move.
Working with Governor Haley Barbour and Mrs. Barbour, Mrs. Obama was hosted in Jackson, MS where she visited Pecan Park School. This school has been a model for a number of Mississippi state initiatives including walking trails for schools, a school based incentive program called "Let's Go Walking Mississippi," to increase utilization of those walking trails. Then in 2008 the development to upgrade their PE program and fitness in education through Project Fit America providing resources and support for the PE Teacher to create dynamic and innovative in-gym and outdoor activities that have kids on the move! The tour of this school gave Mrs. Obama a first hand look at a highly successful public and private sector partnership. All programs were funded through grants from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.
Photo by Clarion Ledger. com
Clark Elementary Project Fit America launch
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