SPARK on the Move


The First Lady’s Let’s Move! program strives to increase opportunities for kids to be physically active, both in and out of school and create new opportunities for families to be moving together. The Lets Move! website has posted the following:

  • Active Families: Building in a few minutes of activity periodically during the day keeps energy flowing.
  • Active Schools: A variety of opportunities are available for schools to add more physical activity into the school day including: additional physical education classes, before and after school programs, recess, and opening school facilities for student and family recreation in the late afternoon and evening.
  • Active Communities: Mayors and community leaders can promote physical fitness by working to increase safe routes for kids to walk and ride to school, parks, playgrounds and community centers, and sports and fitness programs.

What is SPARK doing to support this initiative?

With SPARK’s newest partner, American Diabetes Association, we can promote physical activity by working to increase PA, safe routes for kids to walk and ride as well AND raise money for Diabetes prevention! Why not organize a Walk for Diabetes and invite school (Active Schools), parents (Active Families), community members (Active Communities)! With this one event you can support awareness and physical activity. You can start by visiting this link

But there is more! We propose you host a Walk for Diabetes before September 17, 2010 and post your event with pictures to! This will register you to win $10,000 for SPARK equipment, Curriculum and Training for your school!

-Kymm Ballard

Partnership Development Specialist