Each year, the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) awards millions of dollars to schools and organizations to initiate, expand, and improve physical education programs. Your school or organization could receive $100,000 to $750,000… Have you submitted a PEP grant application?
Click Here to see SPARK alignment with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program
Click Here to see how SPARK supports the goals of the Let’s Move initiative and The White House Task Force On Childhood Obesity Report to the President.
Below is a video of what PEP winners are saying about SPARK!
Why Should YOU Use PEP Grant $$ For SPARK?
SPARK WORKS. Over 45 publications demonstrate significant outcomes on students and teachers- including academic achievement and moderate to vigorous physical activity- a specified goal for PEP Bill assessment
SPARK LASTS. A 2005 paper in Research Quarterly proved SPARK sustainability/institutionalization
SPARK offers programs that extend beyond K-12 PE, including Early Childhood, After School and Coordinated School Health (why piecemeal different programs together when they could expand in time to other SPARK offerings and maintain continuity?)
SPARK was awarded "Gold" ranking for elementary and middle school PE- the only nationally offered program to achieve this- by a 2005 study conducted by the Cooper Institute researching effective public health programs in the U.S.
SPARK was selected by many leading universities as their program of choice for their own research projects
SPARK increases MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity) to over 50% of class-time (reporting requirement) whether instructed by PE specialists or classroom teachers - and SPARK will consult with you on how to measure it
Click Herefor a full list of SPARK Awards & Honors
Check out this video by Millcreek Township School District on how they used PEP dollars to impact their community.
$2.2 million PEP Grant helps Pittsfield Public School (Massachusetts) SPARK-Up their Physical Education program! Click Here...
Washington DC Public School District uses PEP funding to implement SPARK across all K-12 schools district-wide! Click Here...
Want to hear how Colorado is using PEP funds to get kids active? Listen to this podcast by Colorado Public Radio: Click Here...
Interested in applying for a PEP grant? Click Here.
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