Jump Rope for Heart is a community service learning program of the American Heart Association. It teaches kids:
- The importance of developing heart-healthy habits;
- That being physically active can be fun; and
- That by raising funds to support research and education they help save lives across the country and in their community.
Stephens Elementary project ran from October 12th -October 31st. They encouraged students to raise funds and help support the American Heart Association to become a Heart Hero and help save lives.
Rundown of events:
October 11th – Kick off assembly with Matt from the American Heart Association.
Thursday, October 12th – All special area classes combined for a day of JUMP ROPE!!
October 20th – Field Day with Jump Rope Center included
Physical Education teacher taught jump rope unit mid-October- mid-November.
Students who raised money to support the American Heart Association were recognized on the morning announcements weekly and their names were added to a bulletin board for others to view. The school raised a total of $4093.42 for the American Heart Association.
To learn more about Jump Rope for Heart or to host your own, visit: http://american.heart.org/jump-hoops/