Athletes for Hope

Athletes Celebrate Active Schools Week


In partnership with Let’s Move! Active Schools (LMAS), and in honor of the 60th anniversary of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, AFH athletes deployed across America last week to help kids go from #0to60. Kicked off by the reigning NCAA champions of UConn Women’s Basketball, our athletes took to schools and social media to inspire the nation’s youth to get at least 60 minutes of activity per day.

While Active Schools Week may have come to an end, AFH athletes will continue to be a presence in LMAS schools for the coming months, engaging with kids and teaching them the lifelong benefits of fitness and activity.

Athletes for Active Schools Highlights:

      • UConn Women’s Basketball visited Grace Academy and created a fun video
      • Bridget Franek visited Evamere Elementary in Hiram, OH
      • Amanda Hahn visited North Valley Military Institute in Los Angeles, CA
      • N’aithan Scott visited Pan American Charter School in Phoenix, AZ
      • Jordin Andrade visited Lafayette Schools in Seattle, WA
      • Vanessa Jones visited Extera Public School in Los Angeles, CA
      • Laurenne Ross visited Elk Elementary in Bend, OR
      • Kendra Chambers visited Indian Springs Elementary in San Antonio TX
      • Riza Zalmeda visited Union Ave Middle School with her tennis team from Seton Hall in South Orange, NJ and created a great #0to60 video
      • Danielle Scott-Arruda made an awesome #0to60 video with her daughter at their home in Baton Rouge, LA

Upcoming Athlete-LMAS Connections:.

      • Gary Morgan will visit Timbuktu Academy in Clarkston, MI on the 11th
      • Marisa Howard will visit Heritage Community Charter School in Boise, ID on the 10th
      • Jordin Andrade will visit Lake Grove Elementary School on the 5th
      • Samantha Johnson filmed our campaign kickoff video (link) and will visit her school this week


Thank you to all of the athletes who have given back during Athletes for Active Schools week by filming a video or visiting a school. You have helped encourage kids to get active, given them ideas on new ways to exercise and have inspired kids to be the best they can be in life.