An initiative of the Reebok Foundation, BOKS aims to help improve kids' academic performance and overall health by promoting physical activity and nutritional knowledge as a way to jump start children's brains and better equip them for learning.
The BOKS team has shared the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama to promote the benefits of being active and has forged important alliances with organizations like Let's Move Active Schools, ChildObesity180, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and Partnership for Healthier America.
Testimonials support the fact that students who participate in the BOKS program at schools around the country have experienced increases in attention level in class, among other positive health benefits.
This partnership and new certificate for BOKS helps us establish a national standard for those lead trainers who want to take their training to the next level," says Kathleen Tullie, BOKS Founder and Director of Social Responsibility at Reebok.
This new voluntary certificate program establishes a national standard for BOKS trainers who want to focus their efforts on increasing access for children to physical activity and healthy nutritional information.
Assists schools in identifying qualified BOKS Trainers
A recent National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) study conducted on the BOKS program validates the stance that exercise, especially before school, can have a positive impact on both classroom performance and behavior.
The BOKS team has shared the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama to promote the benefits of being active and has forged important alliances with the following organizations: Let's Move Active Schools, ChildObesity180, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Shape America and Partnership for Healthier America.
Announcement of BOKS Champions of Change, BOKS trainers who are creating a healthier future for children in their local community
We are thrilled to host the third annual Active Kids Day, and bring communities, schools and families together to get active, learn, and celebrate the importance of healthier habits," said Kathleen Tullie, BOKS founder and executive director.
Development and utilization of BOKS Burst, a condensed version of the curriculum for teacher use, in partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
BOKS has expanded its website to serve as a hub for trainers, and is working to provide additional training via video and webinars.