2018 Let’s Move Pittsburgh Champion Schools Awards
Deadline: Fri., April 6, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Let’s Move Pittsburgh, with support from The Heinz Endowments, is pleased to announce the 2018 Champion Schools Awards! We want to help licensed early childcare centers, pre-kindergarten and elementary schools in Allegheny County become the healthiest places for kids to learn and grow, and are excited to launch the Champion Schools Awards for the fifth year to support new or existing programs geared towards children’s health and well-being.
Let’s Move Pittsburgh will award up to 40 Champion Schools for programs that focus on one or more of the following areas:
- Bag the Junk: Increase healthy food and nutrition education in schools
- Get Kids Moving: Increase physical activity in and out of schools
- Teach Kids to Grow and Cook Food: Increase knowledge of how to grow and prepare fresh, healthy food
- Sustainable Citizenship: Expose students to a variety of environmental topics to make a great impact in the community
Winners will receive special recognition and a mini-grant of $1,000 to fund their project, improving children’s health and well-being. Applications will be scored by multiple reviewers using three criteria: need, sustainability and impact. For more information, see examples of projects from previous Champion Schools winners.
Who May Apply
Educators, administrators, students, food service directors, school nurses and/or parents on behalf of a licensed early childcare center, pre-kindergarten or elementary school in Allegheny County. Schools may receive one award per calendar year. Winners from previous years are eligible to apply for the 2018 awards.
Completed application must be submitted by Fri., April 6, 2018 at 5 p.m. Winning applicants will be notified by May 2018.
Before beginning the application, please read the application guidelines, where you can complete a sample application to ensure that you have all required information at hand. Please direct any questions to Ashlee Cubarney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412/622-6915, ext. 6754.
Live Well Allegheny
Want to receive recognition for your school district's efforts to promote health and wellness? Learn how to become a Live Well Allegheny School district by visiting the Live Well Allegheny website and reviewing their information handout and school flier.