BOKS and Special Olympics have partnered together to get more kids active and improve their physical and emotional well-being, by offering youth with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) opportunities to be more active and establish a lifelong commitment to health and fitness. BOKS’ evidence-based programming supports the Special Olympics’ mission to create a more inclusive world by getting children of all ages and abilities active.
What is BOKS?
BOKS is a free physical activity program for kids of all ages and abilities.
The BOKS program includes lesson plans, training, and support needed to get kids moving for up to 45 minutes a day. It also includes shorter movement breaks, games, and activities tailored to your needs as an educator or parent.
Kids are not getting enough physical activity.
Regular physical activity is proven to help prevent and manage non-communicable diseases, and help with physical health, mental health issues, and academic performance and yet, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 81% of adolescents do not do enough physical activity.
Who is a BOKS Trainer?
Anyone can be a BOKS Trainer!
Whether you are a physical education leader, classroom teacher, youth development professional or parent volunteer, BOKS provides all the training and resources you need to run a successful program.
Is it really free?
YES – 100% FREE!
BOKS is free to enroll in and to use. Many games, activities, and movement breaks are equipment free as well.
What do I Get When I Sign Up?
Unlimited access to our lesson plans, training and free resources.
Once you sign-up, you will be given access to our Trainer Hub. This Hub holds everything you need to run a successful BOKS program as well as all the extra games and activities we release monthly.
How do I get started?
Sign up your school, classroom, youth organization or household.
Click the “Sign-Up” button to get started! Once you are in the Trainer Hub the New Trainer On-boarding Module under TRAINING is a great place to start your journey!