Planning a School Event for Educators

Bringing the Kids Heart Challenge or American Heart Challenge to my school!

teaching a class

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. They’ll learn why being active at school and at home is important for physical and emotional well-being.

The Challenge combines fun movement with fundraising for the American Heart Association. Students help kids with special hearts and can use their stories to spread the message.

By getting involved, students learn the impact of volunteerism and service learning and become empathetic to kids with special hearts.

Teachers are free to choose more than one, or even customize them based on students’ interests and talents.

Once your school is registered, you (the “coordinator”) will receive a Volunteer Guide that tells you everything you need to know.

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principal of school in hallway

To make running the Challenge easy and straightforward, you’ll also receive:

  • 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 the benefits of participation (these vary by school level)

  • Dance tutorial videos from American Dance Movement, and more!

Elementary School Activities

Warrior

kids hoola hoop in gymnasium

Our exciting warrior program builds strength and self-confidence with an obstacle course. Students jump over hurdles, sprint through cones, climb over barriers and master pull-ups in a day packed with fun.

Dance

kids dancing in gymnasium

It’s time to drop everything and dance! Our dance program combines movement, music and fun. Students learn new dance moves while shadowing the leader, showcase their special moves in dance-offs and get their hearts pumping.

Hoops

boy plays in Hoops for Heart

Our hoops program combines competition and character-building activities. Students can participate in dribbling and free-throw contests, three-on-three tournaments and even teachers-versus-students games!

Jump

girl jumping rope in gymnasium

Our hoops program combines competition and character-building activities. Students can participate in dribbling and free-throw contests, three-on-three tournaments and even teachers-versus-students games!

DIY

boy jumping in gymnasium

Create your own school tradition.

Middle and High School Activities

Dance

middle school kids dancing outdoors

It’s time to drop everything and dance! Our dance program combines movement, music and fun. Students learn new dance moves while shadowing the leader, showcase their special moves in dance-offs and get their hearts pumping.

Warrior

high school kids playing soccer

Our exciting warrior program builds strength and self-confidence with an obstacle course. Students jump over hurdles, sprint through cones, climb over barriers and master pull-ups in a day packed with fun.

DIY

middle school kids dancing

Create your own school tradition.

Hoops

high school student shooting basketball

Our hoops program combines competition and character-building activities. Students can participate in dribbling and free-throw contests, three-on-three tournaments and even teachers-versus-students games!

Featured Testimonial Videos

Hear from some of our volunteers.

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