To create learning opportunities for youth that will encourage community engagement, critical thinking, and planning for their future.
To actively engage youth in developing communication, problem solving, and leadership skills in an informal and fun environment.
Show Low After School Program Receives Grant for The Walking Classroom
The project is supported with funds from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) and the American Rescue Plan and is committed to supporting classroom and out-of-school time programs and making enormous headway into addressing learning loss caused by the pandemic. The Walking Classroom meets the definition of an eligible expense for ESSER funding. Show Low After School Program was the recipient of 32 Complete Program WalkKits and extra earbuds valued at over $4,100.00 as part of this project.
The Walking Classroom is an evidence-based education program that increases student engagement, learning, and levels of physical activity while supporting social and emotional learning and building health literacy. Best of all, kids love it!
It’s a simple idea that is proven to have tremendous impact. Students take a brisk walk while listening to standards-aligned, educational podcasts that are supported by lesson plans, comprehension quizzes, and supplemental activities. The program includes almost 200 podcasts on English language arts, social studies, and science.
The Walking Classroom is a program of Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization.
The Walking Classroom program will be starting January 2023
Podcasts will be implemented on Mondays and Thursdays grades 3-8