Planning a School Event for Educators
Bringing the Kids Heart Challenge or American Heart Challenge to my school!
Educators Leading with Heart
Why lead a KHC or AHC event at your school?
It’s a great way to encourage your students to take care of their hearts and brains. They’ll learn why being active, eating healthy, getting enough sleep and avoiding vaping is important for physical and mental well-being.
The Challenge combines fun movement, activities and lessons with fundraising for the American Heart Association. Students will also learn how their donations are helping kids with special hearts and get to hear from our very own heart hero student survivors.
By getting involved, students learn the impact of service-learning, volunteerism and helping others.
Once registered, you will receive guidance from your American Heart Association staff partner who will support you along the way.
To make running the Challenge easy and straightforward, you’ll also receive:
- Interactive technology like a free user-friendly app and virtual reality field trips to support you along the way
- Strategies for email and social media promotions
- Guidance for fundraising
- Lesson plans and activities related to heart health topics, including vaping for middle and high school students
- Information about benefits of participation by school level and all program materials easily accessible in one place
Featured Testimonial Videos
Hear from some of our volunteers.
Hear from Superintendent Roland Hernandez about his experience with the AHA
Hear from Amber V about why she loves KHC!
Hear from Anna Claire, American Heart Challenge Ambassador
Nigel and Adam from the American Dance Movement tell you about the American Heart Challenge
Hear from the Superintendent Shawn Smith about his experience with the AHA
Learn Why Kids Heart Challenge Is Perfect for your School
Max L is a coach and 10 year KHC veteran
Hear from Tyler, an American Heart Challenge Ambassador
Hear from Janae J about why she loves KHC
Ryan C. shares about kids learning a heart healthy lifestyle