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.

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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

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Need More Information?

We have a team of staff who are dedicated to helping you imagine what a KHC/AHC event might look like at your school.

Register or get more details for a KHC or AHC event