Active After School Initiative

Posted on Friday July 12, 2013 at 01:46PM

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Active After School Initiative year!

Several data sources suggest that children and youth are spending a lot of their after school time participating in sedentary activities (motorized transportation, watching TV, computer, video games). The after school time period (3 to 6 p.m.) is a window of opportunity for children and youth to engage in physical activity pursuits.

Southeast Connection is pleased to offer the Active After School Initiative to increase the capacity of south east communities to offer physical activity after school programming for children ages 6--12 years. The aim of the initiative is to:

  • Build leadership capacity for quality after school program delivery
  • Equip after school service providers with access to after school programming resources and tools
  • Increase school-community partnerships and joint use agreements
  • Increase physical activity opportunities for children aes 6-12 years during the critical after school hours, at least three (3) days per week

Southeast Connection will support selected sites with training, funding, information and resources to offer after school programming with a physical activity component.

For more information or an application, visit www.southeastconnection.ca or contact Sean Hanlon, Coordinator at (306)842-2801. Deadline to apply is September 1, 2013.

Author: Town of Oxbow

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