Active Schools Acceleration Project

Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP) is increasing quality physical activity in America's schools by identifying innovative solutions, pioneered by everyday champions, and empowering schools with the tools and resources to replicate proven models. Accelerating the pace of change, ASAP is demonstrating across the country that fun, quality physical activity is a fundamental component of what defines a great school. In 2015, ASAP will bring a groundbreaking national mileage challenge to thousands of schools across America to unify and celebrate schools across the country prioritizing physical activity.

Active Schools Acceleration Project
Active Schools Acceleration Project

Success

  • Innovation Competition - 500 entries - 2,000 schools - across all 50 states
  • ASAP Awards Ceremony - $500,000 awarded to 11 schools and innovators
  • Acceleration Grants - 1,000 additional schools receiving $1,000 to kick start their own program
  • Teaming Up - First Lady Michelle Obama Let's Move! Active Schools campaign
  • National Mileage Challenge - Challenging America's schools to collectively walk, run, and wheel millions of miles at schools.
Causes

Our Approach

Identifying innovation

Replicating best practices in diverse environments


National
scale up

Long-term sustainability

ASAP is unfolding in four phases by identifying and scaling innovative physical activity programs across the country that will result in a sustainable, nationwide community of active schools. Learn about the initiative goals, and the evidence and recommendations we use to develop the goals.

Consequences

Who's Involved

Solutions