January 19, 2012

White House looking for Champions of Change

Do you know someone who's been working hard to get the children in their community up and active? If so, the President's Council, the White House Office of Public Engagement and the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative would like to hear about them!

Last year, the White House Champions of Change program hosted an event to highlight the work of chefs who have been improving school nutrition programs. For 2012 they are looking for nominations of individuals and organizations that are "increasing access to physical activity for children and young adults."

We are seeking adult champions (18 and over) who are working to increase access to physical activity for kids through some/all of the following:

  • Organized or competitive activities for teams and/or individuals, including youth with disabilities;
  • Unstructured play;
  • School-based activities, including physical education, recess and activity breaks;
  • Outdoor activities that promote time in nature;
  • Afterschool or summer programs.

Nominations must be submitted by midnight on January 23, 2012.

You can learn more about the program and fill out the form here!

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