National Fitness Foundation Announces Annual Grant Recipients

Schools receive supplemental fitness education resources to implement the Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Washington, DC, May 16, 2018In celebration of National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, the National Fitness Foundation is proud to announce the 2018 Presidential Youth Fitness Program funding recipients. The Foundation awarded approximately $183,000 to 292 schools to further physical education programs through program resources and equipment. In total, the grants will help to bring quality fitness education to more than 127,000 students across the country.

As the national fitness assessment and education program, the Presidential Youth Fitness Program empowers students to adopt an active lifestyle and be fit for life. The program offers free educational resources to help teachers effectively implement the program. The Foundation’s annual funding opportunity grants schools access to items that can enhance program implementation including  supporting texts, equipment and student recognition items.

To date, through the leadership of the Foundation, in collaboration with the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, SHAPE America, and The Cooper Institute®, the Presidential Youth Fitness Program has been fully implemented in nearly 11,000 schools and has reached over 20 million students. In addition, the program has helped to train over 4,000 physical educators. The National Fitness Foundation aims to further the program’s impact with evidence-based solutions that empower all students to take ownership of their fitness journey.

About the National Fitness Foundation
The National Fitness Foundation is the only congressionally chartered nonprofit focused on health and fitness. Established in 2010 as the official charity of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, the Foundation uses public-private partnerships to accelerate solutions that prepare children for a lifetime of health & fitness. With the focus on ensuring that all students have access to quality physical education, the Foundation leads the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, the nation’s model for fitness assessment and education in schools.

About the Presidential Youth Fitness Program
Launched in September 2012, the Presidential Youth Fitness Program is the nation’s fitness assessment and education program.  Its mission is to provide a model for fitness education that supports teachers and empowers students to adopt an active lifestyle. This voluntary program is the result of a partnership between the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Fitness Foundation, SHAPE America, and The Cooper Institute®. For more information, visit: www.pyfp.org.