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In today’s screen obsessed culture, kids are the least active generation in history. This sedentary lifestyle is negatively impacting both their physical, mental and social health. BOKS is a physical activity program designed to reverse this public health crisis by getting kids active and establishing a lifelong commitment to health and fitness. Built on the science and research documented in the book, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, BOKS provides free physical activity curriculum, training and support to communities looking to establish and maintain impactful fitness and nutrition programs serving the whole child. Having grown from a single elementary school to a global initiative, BOKS is scalable and its impact is supported by scientific research. BOKS envisions a world in which movement is a foundational part of every child’s day.
MAKE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND PLAY PART OF EVERY CHILDS’ DAY
A HEALTHIER & HAPPIER GENERATION OF ACTIVE KIDS
What is BOKS
Our Flagship Program
Meet the BOKS Team
Our team believes that sport & fitness have the power to change lives. We have each experienced this in our lives and are now dedicated to passing it on to more children across the globe.
Laura J. Burati
Manager, Program and Training
New England Outreach Coordinator
Rhode Island Area Coordinator
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
Digital Platform Manager
Senior Manager, Operations
Customer Relations Manager
DC Area Coordinator
Jen Pascarelli, M.Ed.
Physical Education Teacher and Training Team
Boston Area Coordinator
Business Development Senior Manager
Outreach & Training Manager
Founder & Executive Director
For general inquiries reach out to the BOKS team here
Interested In Joining Our Team?
Please check back for open positions coming soon!
Meet the BOKS Advisory Board
Mary Ann Bryan
Interim Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services and Support of Weymouth Public Schools
President & Chief Science Officer, American Council of Exercise (ACE Fitness)
Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Public Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Dr. Jennifer Curtis-Whipple
Superintendent of Weymouth Public Schools
Partner, Learn to Earn Fund, New Profit
Senior Vice President of Global Business, International Tennis Hall of Fame
Senior Director Business Development Central Europe, adidas AG
Co-Founder and Managing Member, Shepard-Kaplan LLC
Founder, Nystrom Beckman & Paris
Director of Coaching, Global Premier Soccer
Vehicle Product Training Specialist, Toyota USA
Dr. John Ratey
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Neuropsychiatry Expert
Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of General Academic Pediatrics, MGH & Executive Director, Kraft Center for Community Health, MGH
Vice President Global Brand Operations, Reebok
Senior Director Community Relations & Corporate Philanthropy
The BOKS Program Is 100% Free To Schools And Youth Organizations Due To Generous Support From Our Corporate Funding Supporters.