The Foundation leverages forward-thinking programs and partnerships to accelerate innovation and move fitness forward. Through harnessing data, expert research and cutting-edge technology, our solutions are built to overcome limitations and foster creativity so that every child can be prepared for a lifetime of health and fitness.
Our innovation solutions emerge through a process of:
- Ideation: Brainstorming, investigating, and defining opportunities
- Protoypying: Creating an early template, model, or prototype for learning purposes
- Testing & Advancement: Iterating on, testing,
improving, and choosing between different ideas
- Distribution: Rolling out the most promising innovations
Physical Education (PE) Innovation Challenge
Our PE Innovation Challenge with DonorsChoose.org helped to support the transformative work of physical educators across the country. Through citizen donations and matching funds from the Foundation, over 1,000 innovative fitness ideas were fully funded and made into reality.
How the Challenge Worked:
My Fitness Journey
Developed in partnership with EVERFI, My Fitness Journey is a digital learning program to empower elementary school students with the tools to make healthy, informed nutrition and fitness decisions. The program offers interactive activities that reinforce key fitness concepts, teach nutrition objectives, and facilitate student physical activity.
Piloted in five cities throughout the 2017-18 school year, My Fitness Journey will help to explore how digital learning can complement the fitness and physical literacy concepts taught in physical education.
Data Collection & Analysis
The Foundation was recently selected as one of four non-profits to participate in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Non-Profit Hackathon, a challenge held at AWS’s annual re:Invent conference. Teams of expert coders created simple and scalable technology solutions for physical educators and students to collect, analyze, and track fitness data. These prototypes, designed to drive increase in youth fitness and physical activity levels, were evaluated by the Foundation for future implementation.