300 Florida Middle Schools Implement SPARK


The Florida Department of Health has partnered with the Florida Department of Education to bring SPARK Middle School Physical Education (MS PE) to 300 Middle Schools throughout the state.

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Communities Putting Prevention to Work” (CPPW) Cooperative Agreement, the Florida Middle School Physical Activity Project (MSPAP) is designed to implement sustainable research and standards-based physical education in all public Florida middle schools.

Florida Middle School sites will be some of the first schools ever to be trained in the new 2011 SPARK MS PE Program. Each site will receive research-based SPARK curriculum, training and equipment, as well as SPARK’s lifetime follow-up support.

SPARK is extremely excited to be a part of this project and have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the health and wellness of so many middle school students throughout the state of Florida!

For more information on MSPAP please contact Nichole Wilder at nichole.wilder@fldoe.org or (850) 245-0813 or Anna Holihan at anna.holihan@fldoe.org or (850) 245-0881.

For more information on SPARK please visit sparkpe.org.

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