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Active Schools Acceleration Project Seeking Applicants
The Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP) Innovation Competition seeks to increase quality in-school physical activity by identifying the best strategies to motivate quality youth physical activity programs and technologies. The following two competition categories are offered: The School Programs category is open to teams of K-12 educators who are involved with an innovative physical activity program in their school or district. Up to ten regional winners will receive $25,000 to support their programs, with two national winners receiving $100,000. The Technology Innovation category supports technology applications that motivate and support daily physical activity at school and beyond. Public and private companies and individuals are eligible to apply. Two Grand Prize Winners will work with researchers to have their technology piloted in a school-based environment. In addition, the winners each receive an award of $50,000. The application deadline is April 2, 2012. Visit the ASAP website for application details.