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Announcing the 2017 Champion Schools Awards
May 03

Announcing the 2017 Champion Schools Awards

By Let's Move Pittsburgh

Congratulations to all of our 2017 Champion Schools Awards winners! The following schools are awarded funding to “Bag the Junk” with projects that promote healthy food and nutrition education in schools, “Get Kids Moving” with projects that aim to increase physical activity in schools, and “Teach Kids to Grow and Cook Food” with projects that focus on growing and preparing healthy food. Thanks to generous funding from The Heinz Endowments, more than 7,900 children will benefit from programs in the following schools:

  • Aiken Elementary (Ramp up Recess and Learn The Lifetime Activity of Gardening)
  • Angels' Place Inc. - North Side (Learn, Stretch, and Grow)
  • Angels' Place Inc. - Swissvale (Learn, Stretch, and Grow)
  • Avalon Elementary (Kids Can Cook)
  • Bellevue Elementary (Gardens Fill The Gaps That Otherwise May Remain Empty)
  • Beth Shalom Early Learning Center (Namaste & Play)
  • Brightside Academy (Family Meals = Happy Meals)
  • Community Day School (CDS Farm Stand After-School Program)
  • Curtisville Primary Center (Revamped Recess)
  • Earthen Vessels Outreach (Step, Move, Crunch and Go)
  • East Union Intermediate Center (Deer Lakes Healthy Fit Kids)
  • Glenn Montessori School (Glen Gardens)
  • Homewood-Brushton Child Development & Education Center (YWCA Discovery Garden)
  • Kentucky Avenue School (Enright Community Garden)
  • La Escuelita Arcoiris (El Jardin de Colores)
  • Manchester Academic Charter School (MACS Elementary Grows)
  • Mon Valley School (Yomatics/Mindful Movement Matters)
  • Mt. Washington Childrens Center (Grow with Ro)
  • Pittsburgh Conroy (Conroy On the Move!)
  • Pittsburgh Dillworth (Edible Schoolyard)
  • Pittsburgh Faison (Faison at the Wheelmill)
  • Pittsburgh Liberty (Playground Renovation & Garden Project)
  • Pittsburgh Linden (Linden Physical Education and Nutrition Curriculum)
  • Pittsburgh Minadeo (Healthy Eating)
  • PLEA (Wellness Program)
  • Providence Connections (Follow our Food Journey)
  • Provident Charter School (Provident Charter School Grow Room)
  • Regency Park Elementary (The Edible Classroom)
  • Riverview Childrens Center (I Like to MOVE it)
  • South Fayette Elementary (South Fayette Yoga Initiative)
  • Southminster Child Care Center (Fun Fitness for Kids)
  • St Bartholomew School (Move and Groove)
  • St Edmund's Academy (Collaborative Garden)
  • Sto-Rox Upper Elementary (Sto-Rox Upper Elementary Athletics)
  • Sunrise School (Sunrise Gardens)
  • Thomas Home Child Care (Future Standouts)
  • Urban Pathways K-5 College Charter School (Urban Pathways Proactive Day Starter (PDS) Smoothie Program)
  • Woodland Hills Intermediate (Healthy Living through Mindful Gardening)
  • Wright Childcare Solutions (Let's Get Growing)
  • Young Scholars of Western PA Charter School (Farming Friends Garden Club)