Kids Heart Challenge & American Heart Challenge

Schools across the country are developing happy and healthy students prepared to physically and emotionally conquer the world.

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About the Challenge

For over 40 years, the American Heart Association has been partnering with educators in elementary, middle and high schools across the nation to help educate students about healthy living.

The Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge school programs provide unique age-appropriate curriculum and activities. Students and educators have the tools needed to learn social and emotional skills like kindness and how to take care of their physical health and mental well-being, all while making a difference by raising funds to save lives.


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Information by School Level

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Elementary Schools

The Kids Heart Challenge prepares elementary students for success by supporting their physical and emotional well-being with essential resources for educators.

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Middle & High Schools

The American Heart Challenge focuses on what matters most to educators and parents of middle and high school students: preparing them for success by strengthening their physical and emotional well-being.

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Why Should Your School Participate?

Curriculum and resources that are engaging and age-appropriate, including STEM lesson plans, social and emotional learning, and physical activity videos.

Rewards for students, ranging from physical and digital items to experiences, scholarships and leadership volunteer hours.

Rewards for schools, including US Games certificates and up to $2,500 in grant funding.

Students will learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices and improve and maintain their emotional well-being.

Students will learn empathy through volunteerism and service learning.

Turnkey and flexible program that can be completed in 2-4 weeks and is easily executed in both in-person and virtual school formats.

Everyone will have lots of fun and raise funds to save lives!


Learn More About the Experience

Support a KHC or AHC Fundraiser

Students across the country are getting active, learning about heart health and raising money to fight heart disease. Help kids with special hearts while enjoying your favorite activities like basketball and dance!

To support an elementary student's fundraiser, donate to the Kids Heart Challenge. To support a middle/high school student's fundraiser, donate to the American Heart Challenge.

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