From 1990-2013 we have donated to over 870 schools in 300 cities and 42 states!
Bringing Project Fit America to your community
We create exemplary fitness in education. The total funding required to sponsor a pilot and model school program is $17,800. This is inclusive of the entire two-year program with absolutely no hidden or additional costs. Our goal and driving purpose is to create new and sustainable opportunities for kids to be active, fit and healthy as part of the everyday school experience. This is accomplished through educational programs and equipment, that will allow the school to successfully teach fitness education year after year. PFA will provide and implement the following components at the selected school(s):
outdoor, above ground fitness equipment. UCLA
specifically designed to address all the deficit areas where children
fail fitness tests. The equipment becomes the permanent property
of the school. Shipping to the school site is also provided.
|2.||Indoor Mobile Fitness Equipment. Our Indoor fitness equipment is mobile as indoor facilities vary from school to school. Some have gyms, other use multipurpose rooms, and so on. Our indoor equipment is comprised of the following:|
|3.||Lesson Plan Support Materials:|
|4.||Curriculum. The curriculum
is not to replace any existing curriculum. We have two curricula. The first
is the Broad Based ideal for classroom teachers and non phys ed teachers.
Each teacher will receive a curriculum germane to the grade level students
they teach. The second is our Core Curriculum. It was created by former
Project Fit America grant recipients for future Project Fit America grant
recipients. All curricula is the permanent property of the school. NASPE standards
for each lesson are clearly identified. This book has also been approved
by the Science Committee of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation,
a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William
J. Clinton Foundation.
|5.||Teacher training at
the school site with PE Mentor Teacher from PFA. This is an all day-eight hour session to commence the program in year
one and a second all day booster session in year two. The PFA Mentor Teacher is assigned to school for a two-year period and works both on site as well as via mobile and online. This allows each school to progress and sustain their programming to higher levels and allows for the kind of support needed to launch any new endeavor. If needed, a
substitute teacher fee is paid to the school to aid support to the
PE teacher(s) on the day of the in-service.
|6.||Testing and Evaluation. Our
staff works directly with each school to assure the measurement component
is fulfilled. Each school will pre and post test one class at
3 different grade levels and follow those students through the program. The data is analyzed by Sonoma State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistical Consulting and reports are compiled for each school as well as national school averages.
|7.||Custom Grant Program for each Sponsor’s service area for school site selection.|
|Unless a sponsor has an existing relationship with a school
partner(s), we typically conduct a custom grant program for school site
selection. Each sponsor gives us the geographic area where they want
this program implemented and we will invite all schools, grades K-8, to
apply to be the school(s) selected as your exemplary partner and model
for fitness in education. This is a competitive process that creates a
level playing field and allows for each school to share their story. Each applicant creates an academic plan for incorporation of fitness in education, assure teacher “buy in” and school wide commitment to creating sustainable programming to assure generations of students are impacted by this program.
|8.||Community Outreach. PFA
will work with your sponsorship to create events and activities, which
will engage the parents and community to focus on their own personal health
and that of their children. This will include guest speakers at the school,
a family lecture series on health topics, and support from media as well
as civic and state leaders. Typically these events and activities include
and highlight the sponsoring organization. We will host a community wide,
Opening Day Kick Off and ribbon ceremony to dedicate the program and have
the students provide a demonstration of their new found fitness skills
and talents. Parents, teachers, civic and state leaders along with the
media will take part in this host event.
PFA was established twenty three years ago and is unique in that all of our Sponsors have been hospitals, healthcare agencies, and/or health conscious corporations.
The PFA program is designed to be a permanent program in each school developed, as the need to get children fit will never diminish. PFA will work with your sponsorship to fully train the teaching staff and integrate the program in the school curriculum. At the end of the program, the school will be able to run PFA without any outside intervention. Your school(s) will join the other 850+ PFA schools across the country that use PFA well beyond the two year sponsorship as part of their regular school day activities. Years from now you will see PFA in action with your sponsored school!