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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