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We are a 501 (c)(3) celebrating our 29th year of giving grants to schools across America.

From 1990 through 2018 we have donated to over 1000 schools in 400 cities and 46 states!!

Welcome to
Project Fit America!

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 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 life styles.

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!

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New Jersey AAPHERD Award

Thank you to New Jersey Alliance of Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance  (NJAHPERD)
for distinguished award of Physical Activity Champion of the Year! 



Smiling Kids

February 9, 2010

Former First Lady Michelle Obama visits a Project Fit America school on the first stop of her "Let's Move" Campaign

Gov Barbour and Michelle Obama
Mississippi First Lady Marsha Barbour and Michelle Obama
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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.

Pecan Park School
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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.


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