Across the country, health and PE teachers — and others in the profession — are saying “Count Me In” to 50 Million Strong by 2029, SHAPE America’s ongoing initiative to put all children on the path to health and physical literacy through effective health and physical education programs.

We’ve got new resources to help you do what you do best – help students live their best life! Post about them to help spread the word throughout the professions!

Share These Sample Messages!

Effective Instruction

  • Prepare kids to lead active lives where smart health habits are 2nd nature. It starts w/ effective instruc in #HPE. http://bit.ly/2u4R5RE
  • @SHAPE_America has new, free kid-friendly posters to help put Ss on path to health + #physicalliteracy. #Prepare50Million http://bit.ly/2vwJ3FJ
  • No two kids are the same. Great example of #differentiatedinstruction in #physed @Camp_Abilities. http://bit.ly/2uzeKt5 #Prepare50Million
  • 50MS is abt preparing Ss so they ARE + want to be active + healthy! Read @SHAPE_America’s NEW metrics for success: http://bit.ly/2fcGLoh

Healthy Behaviors and Physical Activity

  • I’m ready to take the lead in promoting school-wide wellness. #CSPAP #WSCC #Prepare50Million http://bit.ly/2vwntRP
  • A health + physical literacy journey starts with #HPE ts. Watch Cody Retuta’s story. http://bit.ly/2u7Dhdp (When you tweet this, tag a few colleagues)
  • Maximize Ss potential to be healthy + ready to learn with the #WSCC model. Download @SHAPE_America’s guidance doc: http://bit.ly/2waf8jv

Positive HPE Policies

  • Positive #HPE policies will help us #Prepare50Million kids to lead active, healthy lives. FREE Advocacy Toolkit: http://bit.ly/2wb13CK
  • Help improve kids health + wellbeing in your school! SHAPE America supports these positive #HPE policies: http://bit.ly/2vwnFjP
  • This #backtoschool season, advocate for full funding in FY18! We need #MoreTitleIV to #Prepare50Million Strong kids! http://bit.ly/2vwxSgd
  • SHAPE America will host its Online Advocacy Day Sept 14! Mark your calendar #healthed #physed friends! #Prepare50Million http://bit.ly/2v0svnW

Help Build Awareness

Post one or all of SHAPE America’s social media badges to show your personal commitment to 50 Million Strong.

Tweet, post and pin these digital badges using #Prepare50Million. We encourage you to add another hashtag of your choice to help expand our collective reach to other educators, school leaders and parents.

Inspire other HPE professionals! Tweet tips on how you will use SHAPE America’s new resources in your school #Prepare50Million.

* Download our badges, to receive monthly updates on new action items to take toward 50 Million Strong, or just right click and save the badges to share on social media right away!

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50 Million Strong — Coast to Coast


April 12, 2016 – McAllen Independent School District (ISD) in Texas has proclaimed May 2-6, 2016 as 50 Million Strong by 2029 Week. Under the leadership of SHAPE America member and health and physical education coordinator, Mario Reyna, McAllen ISD is committed to educating all students on the importance of living a physically active, healthy lifestyle.

Under the proclamation, students are encouraged to walk or jog 50 miles in PE class by May 1. PE teachers will celebrate students efforts and call community and school-wide attention to the importance of empowering students through effective health and PE programs. Watch the video to learn how health and physical activity remain a priority for the district.


November 2, 2015 – Students at Presidio Middle School in San Francisco were caught by surprise when baseball world champion and hometown hero, Hunter Pence of the San Francisco Giants, showed up on campus to play Just Dance® 2016.

To celebrate the launch of the game and promote SHAPE America’s “50 Million Strong by 2029” national initiative with active play, Hunter met with Presidio’s physical education classes as well as baseball and softball teams for a group dance and Q&A session. Ubisoft, the creator of Just Dance, is a member of SHAPE America’s Corporate Council.


National Event in Miami-Dade County, FL

September 10, 2015 – Society of Health and Physical Educators kicked off its “50 Million Strong by 2029” initiative with a press event at North Beach Elementary School in Miami Beach, Florida.

Read the press release
Say “Count Me In” to get involved


Get Inspired

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Adopt “Fitness Focus” – LMAS Success Story

Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho’s blog on county’s 100% enrollment in Let’s Move! Active Schools

NIKE Active Schools Report featuring Jayne Greenberg, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, District Director of Physical Education and Health Literacy


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