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. New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race is mobilizing thousands of schools across America to prioritize physical activity. It challenges students to walk and run one billion miles.

Active Schools Acceleration Project
Active Schools Acceleration Project


  • Identify and reward the most creative, impactful, and scalable school-based activity programs in schools across America.
  • Replicate the most promising of those programs by providing seed funding, curriculum packages, and training to 1,000 schools.
  • Evaluate the success of the replicated programs to identify the best strategies for national scale.
  • Launch national mileage challenge to mobilize thousands of schools across the country to prioritize quality physical activity in the form of walk/run programs.

Our Approach

Identify innovative school-based programs to promote physical activity

Replicate best practices in diverse environments

Bring programs to national scale

Ensure long-term sustainability of impact

Learn about the initiative goals, and the evidence and recommendations we use to develop them.


Who's Involved