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BOKS Bursts: Movement Breaks for Any Time of the Day

09/20/21

BOKS Bursts: Movement Breaks for Any Time of the Day

Only 39% of kids between the ages of 5 and 17 in Canada are meeting the physical activity recommendation of 60 minutes of movement per day (Participaction 2020). It has been proven that short and frequent movement breaks can positively impact kid’s health and learning. BOKS was inspired 10 years ago when the founder Kathleen [...] Read More

Back to our Roots: Re-Discovering the BOKS Physical Activity Plans

09/20/21

Back to our Roots: Re-Discovering the BOKS Physical Activity Plans

Although the BOKS program has evolved TREMENDOUSLY since its inception, its original physical activity plans (both Elementary and Middle School versions) have remained some of the most popular and utilized resources available to Trainers. These plans, grounded in functional fitness skills, offer about 35-45 minutes of activities and a sigh of relief to individuals, schools, [...] Read More

Ice Breakers and Teamwork Activities for Kids

08/30/21

Ice Breakers and Teamwork Activities for Kids

Creating Safe Spaces and Engaged Learners As We Head Back To In-Person Schooling Teachers have the tough job of creating a new “normal” in their classrooms this coming fall.  This past year has been an uncertain one for teachers, families, and especially the kids. However, for the Fall of 2021 we anticipate most, if not [...] Read More

Back To School – Where Do I Start?

08/16/21

Back To School – Where Do I Start?

AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT ALL THE BOKS RESOURCES TO SET YOU UP FOR SUCCESS THIS YEAR.    With the new school year quickly approaching, we wanted to take a moment to re-introduce ALL the resources BOKS has to offer and break down each one to make it super easy to select the right ones for you. We’ll also share some [...] Read More

In the News

BOKS ANNOUNCES $250K GRANT PROGRAM TO GET KIDS MOVING ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

08/29/21

BOKS ANNOUNCES $250K GRANT PROGRAM TO GET KIDS MOVING ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

Physical activity program provides equitable access to sport & fitness with funds, training and on-going support (BOSTON) August 23, 2021 — Today BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success), an initiative of the Reebok Foundation, announced a $250,000 grant program that will support its efforts to provide equitable access to physical activity and play to more children [...] Read More

BOKS Virtual Resource Training: August 18th

08/05/21

BOKS Virtual Resource Training: August 18th

  BOKS is hosting a Resource Training on August 18th, 2021. This training will provide attendees with an in-depth look into BOKS' Resources and how they can be implemented at school, at a youth organization or even at home! Event Details: August 18, 2021 1:30pm – 3:00pm EST Register Here Questions? Please reach out to [...] Read More

New York Times Feature: Getting Kids to Move More

04/07/21

New York Times Feature: Getting Kids to Move More

Exercise scientists and coaches offer tips on getting young people to be more active.   When we asked readers recently what they wanted to know about the coronavirus and exercise, many parents responded with variations of the question — or in some instances, the cri de coeur — of how do I get my kids [...] Read More

Reebok to Provide $100,000 to 10 Lucky BOKS Programs ($10,000 Each!)

01/25/21

Reebok to Provide $100,000 to 10 Lucky BOKS Programs ($10,000 Each!)

Reebok & BOKS are Getting Kids Active throughout the Nation by Increasing Movement Opportunities   (BOSTON, MA) January 25, 2021 — Today Reebok and BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success), an initiative of the Reebok Foundation, announced that they will provide 10 underserved schools and nonprofit youth organizations across the nation who are utilizing BOKS resources to [...] Read More