Schools and CrossFit affiliates are teaming up to improve fitness and brain function in children, and opportunities for funding abound if you know where to look. Chris Cooper explains.
Physical education has flatlined.
While the obesity epidemic rages and many schools lack the money, time or knowledge to implement a comprehensive approach to physical activity, CrossFit Kids is bringing fitness back into the curriculum, and the growing demand is creating new opportunities for CrossFit Kids affiliates.
Though a school may not be able to pay for coaches to run programs, money is often available through not-for-profit agencies, various foundations and government programs. And if you know where to look, it’s easy to find.
“Finding grants where schools are eligible is fairly easy,” said Lura Poggi, Coordinator of School Programs for CrossFit Kids.
Some CrossFit affiliates are now leveraging these grants to pay more coaches, expand their businesses, help more kids and revive phys. ed. in their communities.