Program Partners - Presidential Youth Fitness Program
Why Is Physical Education Important?
Physical education teaches students the skills to be physically active and active kids do better.
• They perform better academically.
• They have better attendance.
• Their behavior improves.
• They have higher self-esteem.
Help Kids Shape Their Future
The Presidential Youth Fitness Program helps physical educators assess, track, and recognize youth fitness and physical activity.
Forged from a first-of-its-kind partnership, the Presidential Youth Fitness Program emphasizes the value of being active—in school and for a lifetime. It supports physical educators following the national standards and grade-level outcomes for physical education that are designed to develop physically literate individuals.
What Is the Presidential Youth Fitness Program?
The Presidential Youth Fitness Program provides a model for fitness education within a comprehensive, quality physical education program. The program provides resources and tools for physical educators to enhance their fitness education process. This includes:
• FITNESSGRAM® health-related fitness assessment
• Instructional strategies to promote student physical activity and fitness
• Options to recognize fitness and physical activity achievements
The Presidential Youth Fitness Program has replaced the President’s Challenge Youth Fitness Test to emphasize the role of schools in promoting the health and well-being of ALL students.
The Parent Resource Guide
A resource for parents with additional information on the components of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, as well as tips on how to create an active lifestyle for your family.