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Keeping the Momentum of Movement Throughout the Summer

06/10/21

Keeping the Momentum of Movement Throughout the Summer

Congratulations on an…interesting…year!  I always like to reflect on the year that has passed…and what a year it has been. I have been able to see first-hand (well, if you count virtually as first-hand) the incredible impact our teachers and trainers make every day in the lives of their students. I have seen unprecedented creativity in how [...] Read More

Helping Kids Build Their Intrinsic Motivation

06/10/21

Helping Kids Build Their Intrinsic Motivation

As we look to summer, we find ourselves more invigorated and motivated to dust off our sedentary winter ways and get outside to move. Exactly what drives our motivation to get active can really impact the ways in which we engage and build positive connections to physical activity- kids are no different. Traditional models of education, recreation, and other spaces that include physical activity have [...] Read More

Use BOKS Resources All Summer Long

06/10/21

Use BOKS Resources All Summer Long

Whether you are at home with your kids, you are a counselor at summer camp, or teaching summer school, everyone is trying to come up with creative ways to keep our kids moving this summer. Activity Tracker: This is a great way to keep your kids active at home or at camp. You can choose [...] Read More

THE POWER OF NATURE TO MOVE US!

05/18/21

THE POWER OF NATURE TO MOVE US!

With the longer and warmer days, our planet is calling out for us to explore more! Before you begin reading this piece, I encourage you to think about the last time you were outdoors in nature. What did you do? What did it sound like? But more importantly, how did you feel after the outdoor [...] Read More

In the News

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

The Washington Post Feature: Experts are worried about covid-19’s effect on childhood obesity. Here’s what we can do.

10/07/20

The Washington Post Feature: Experts are worried about covid-19’s effect on childhood obesity. Here’s what we can do.

(istock) For the millions of American schoolchildren learning from home this school year, their “classroom” offers no playground or kickball courts for recess. Their school days end with no after-school sports or extracurricular activities. But what they do have, as the coronavirus pandemic forces a shift to virtual or hybrid education, is unfettered access to [...] Read More

Reebok to Donate 5% of All Kids Footwear to Get Children Active and Healthy

10/01/20

Reebok to Donate 5% of All Kids Footwear to Get Children Active and Healthy

Reebok to Donate 5% of All Kids Footwear to Get Children Active and Healthy Brand Partners with DSW to Support BOKS and Increase its Impact in Underserved Communities  (BOSTON, MA) OCTOBER 1, 2020 — Starting today, Reebok will donate 5% of all Kids Footwear sales on its US ecommerce site to BOKS(Build Our Kids’ Success) [...] Read More