Getting Teens Moving
Learn how we rallied a nation with ParticipACTION Teen Challenge.
Teens are bigger, weaker and less fit than ever. Only 12% of kids are active enough. 1 in 4 kids under 17 are over-weight. And for the first time in history, this generation may die before their parents.
That's why we created The ParticipACTION Teen Challenge: a program that challenges teens nationwide to get moving. It was developed by ParticipACTION, Coca-Cola Canada, and an advisory committee of youth and organizations representing Canadian diversity. This $5 million, five-year initiative is delivered by a network of 13 Provincial/Territorial Coordinators and more than 1500 local Community Host organizations.
As of January 2011, over 115,000 youth in 3,000+ communities have been inspired to get active through this partnership.