RunningBrooke’s Move2Learn Program provides grant funding for Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) teachers and schools, in addition to other Move2Learn initiatives like Classroom Toolkits, Teacher Professional Development Trainings, and Move2Learn Movement Challenges. Together, we can spark happier, healthier, learning-ready students!
We are keenly interested in increasing physical activity in the classroom and during the school day to increase focus, attitude, confidence, and happiness of students with outcomes supporting the mastery of school subjects. We have two primary areas of focus:
- Partner Grants with ACPS teachers and schools
- Teacher Mini-Grants that directly fund ACPS teachers’ requests for classroom movement-related materials or training up to $500
Our objective is to provide innovative programs that get kids moving to spark academic achievement. A panel of RunningBrooke committee members will consider Grant requests.
Move2Learn Partner Grants
- Use exercise and/or movement before, during, or after school to activate children’s brains to improve academic performance.
- Have outcomes consistent with our focus areas: Kinesthetic Learning, Focus and On-Task Behaviors, and Classroom Community and Well-Being.
We encourage teachers and administrators to apply for initiatives spanning multiple classrooms, grades, or schools. Preference is given to programs that provide and support physical activity before academic learning. RunningBrooke will consider after-school or intersession programs.
Since its inception, RunningBrooke has awarded more than $900,000 in grants to community partners. In 2019, RunningBrooke awarded more than $69,000 in Partner Grants to teachers, schools, and community partners, collectively serving nearly 14,000 students. These grants have provided a before-school movement program at Ferdinand T. Day Elementary, sensory/educational hallways at John Adams Elementary, an after-school walk program at TC Williams High School, and flexible and active learning seating across numerous grade levels and schools, to name a few.
The RunningBrooke Move2Learn Partner Grant cycle follows the academic calendar year (Sept. 2019-Aug. 2020). The application period is now closed. Awards were announced in August for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Click here to learn more about our 2019-2020 partners.
Move2Learn Teacher Mini-Grants
With a short application and a quick turnaround time, Mini-Grants directly fund ACPS teachers’ requests of up to $500 for for creative and lasting movement-related materials. In 2019, Move2Learn Mini-Grants were awarded to 31 individual teachers across 14 schools to fund movement materials like stability balls, flexible seating, wiggle cushions, stretch bands, heart rate monitors, and running shoes. If accepted, these applications will be funded within 30 days.
The Mini-Grant application is now closed and will be open again during the 2020-2021 academic year. Check back here for updates!
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