We know that sound numbers tell a powerful story. That’s why we work so hard to identify relevant research and spread the findings of our allies. Doing so helps us understand the dire needs facing afterschool sports programming in low-income neighborhoods. It also helps us direct our support to the kids who need it most.
We’ve used what we’ve learned through our research, and through Coaching Corps, to create insightful tools that help our partners enhance policies, procedures and practices. Visit our library to find check out our free tools available for you to download right now.
Positive sports experiences help children learn and grow. Check out our parent checklist to determine if your child’s sports program is offering the highest quality experience.
- This infographic visually summarizes the findings of our issue brief Tackling Childhood Obesity: Parents Weigh In
- Childhood obesity is on America’s mind. And for good reason; one in three American children is considered overweight – triple what it was three decades ago. Coaching Corps ensures greater prospects for disadvantaged youth so that all kids regardless of gender, race or income grow up safe, healthy and ready to learn.
- It seems like everyone is talking about the childhood obesity epidemic these days and all this public attention is a good thing. One in three American children are considered overweight or obese. This is what the numbers show, but what are parents saying?
- It’s about time…to face the reality that most kids in the United States are not getting nearly enough physical activity. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2009, fewer than one in five adolescents participated in physical activity for at least 60 minutes daily, and about one in four adolescents does not engage in 60 minutes of physical activity on any days of the week.
- Chronicles the success of the program which takes place after school and includes mentorship.
- Discusses the Sacramento City Unified School District's decision to take a holistic approach to improving students' health through physical activity, health, and nutrition.
- Discusses Hage Elementary's Increased Movement and Physical Activity Class Time (I.M.P.A.C.T.) as a model for the San Diego Unified School District.
- Discussion of one school teacher's decision to include physical activity as part of her classroom teaching.