KAHPERD Jump Rope for Heart
Jump Rope For Heart promotes the value of physical activity to elementary school children while showing them they can contribute to their community's welfare. This is a time when children can establish the foundation for movement skills. These are also the years when positive learning experiences can help establish a positive attitude and appreciation for participating in regular, daily physical activity for life. By jumping rope and securing sponsors, students raise money for the fight against heart disease and stroke, all while learning about the seriousness of heart disease and stroke, the lifelong benefits of physical activity and the importance of living a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Hello AHA SVPs, State AHPERD Executive Directors, and State AHPERD Coordinators,
It’s hard to believe that the deadline for the Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart Grant and Recognition Awards is just a little more than a month away!
These grants and awards are terrific opportunities for event coordinators to showcase their passion for the JRFH and HFH programs. Recipients are awarded funds to support their school’s PE program and their individual professional development. There are so many coordinators who deserve the opportunity to be nationally recognized for their support of the Jump and Hoops programs.
Please help make sure that all coordinators who qualify have the opportunity to apply for these grants and awards by posting an announcement in your newsletters, on your websites or social media sites, or by sending an email blast.
All applications are due on October 15, 2011. Please reference the following links in your communications:
Jump for Heart Coordinators
News from Brenda Sharp
Click on the link below to read all the shout outs and good things going on in Jump and Hoops for Heart.
Resources from American Heart
Click on the pdf to open up a flyer on the programs American Heart offers to educators. AHA FLYER
How to Coordinate an Event
Learn how to coordinate a Jump Rope For Heart event at your school. The downloadable Coordinators Guide is a valuable tool to anyone interested in holding a JRFH event. Get tips from current coordinators on what works best at their events to ensure everyone has a great time! Coordinate an event
Forms, Educational Material, Media
Go here to register to hold and event at your location. Looking for ideas to enhance your existing event? We just might have what you’re looking for. Educational information
Register to hold a Jumps for Heart Event at your facility. Register
Sign up for online fundraising, create your own fundraising web page, and promote your event to friends around the world. Create your own website
Jump for Heart Coordinators
Here is a great opportunity to apply for a Grant and Recognition. Click on the link below for information.
Grants and Recognition>>
If two heads are better than one, Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart programs across Kansas are set for dramatic growth.
More than a dozen experienced coordinators have launched a new Mentor Program. Teachers and school administrators across the state need simply contact a Mentor for ideas on starting or improving a JRFH / HFH program. Mentors are experienced and willing to share their expertise.
Learn about the Mentor Program>>