Congratulations to the 2011 PEP Grant Recipients!


Each year, the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) awards millions of dollars to schools and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, and improve physical education programs. The winners for the 2011 Pep Grant  were just announced… congrats to all who won!

Here’s some information for 2011 PEP Grant Winners:

  1. New: Resource Guide for PEP Winners Click Here
  2. SPARK alignment with national & state standards Click Here
  3. PECAT Reports for SPARK K-8 PE  Click Here
  4. SPARK Assessment Tools Click Here

Also, we’re proud to share the story of Denver Public Schools, a previous PEP Grant recipient. Through the use of their PEP Grant funds they were able to implement programs that resulted in the following improvements (Click Here to read how they did it):

  1. Class time spent in activity increased from 29% to 66%
  2. Fitness scores increased
  3. Percentage of students active during class time increased
  4. Significant increase in the # of teachers that encouraged students to be physically active outside of class

Other Recent PEP-Related News:

  • $2.2 million PEP Grant helps Pittsfield Public School (Massachusetts) SPARK-Up their Physical Education program! Click Here…
  • Washington DC Public School District uses PEP funding to implement SPARK across all K-12 schools district-wide! Click Here…
  • Want to hear how Colorado is using PEP funds to get kids active? Listen to this podcast by Colorado Public Radio: Click Here…