AAHPERD is holding its 6th annual SPEAK Out! Day event next week, March 11-12 on Capitol Hill. Even if you are not able to attend in person, you can still advocate for school health and physical education right from your desk!
Click , Support + Help Us Be Heard!
Through a unique new communication platform called Thunderclap taking the country by storm, help share our social media message about the need to designate school health + PE as core subjects. Simply click on the Thunderclap link below and show your support, then pass on the link to others: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/9384-support-school-health-and-pe If the message gets 500 supporters, it will go out automatically at noon on SPEAK Out! Day from you to your personal network of online followers.
Connect with your Legislator
Reach out to your legislator and encourage them to designate school health and physical education as core subjects under federal law! Head to AAHPERD’s Legislative Action Center. There you will find a pre-drafted letter calling attention to the PHYSICAL Act that will go directly to your Congressional representative. Just fill in your information and hit submit!
Use AAHPERD’s FREE SPEAK Out! Day lesson plans
AAHPERD has created a free customizable lesson plan aligned with National Health Standards and Common Core designed to get your students involved in advocating for school health and PE. Look under the headline “Tools for Advocates” under Advocacy Resources.
Learn to Advocate Like a Pro in St. Louis!
AAHPERD is proud to offer a number of advocacy-themed program sessions at the National Convention & Expo in St. Louis. Learn how to effectively advocate locally and on a broader stage, Thursday, April 3, by attending “Influencing Policy at the National and State Level.” Are you interested in the latest resources and tools available to make advocating more meaningful? Check out “AAHPERD Advocacy Resources Training” Friday, April 4.
Visit AAHPERD’s main convention page to register for convention, find other program sessions to fit your needs, and even plan your entire week in St. Louis! Plus, for all things convention, follow hashtag #STLOUIS2014 on Twitter!