Programs

CHAMPIONS is a prevention-driven health and wellness program delivered to the public school student population, grades K-8. This comprehensive program is based on principles and techniques designed to improve gross motor skills, flexibility, posture, strength, balance and coordination using a long-term physical development approach to fitness and nutrition. Modeled after collaborative, community-based wellness initiatives, our mission is to bend this trend by encouraging a lifestyle of regular physical activity and healthy choices.


The CHAMPIONS program supports education, physical development and well-being of youth by offering in, after and before school fitness for K-8th grade students. CHAMPIONS supplements P.E. curriculum with lessons that employ body weight exercises, small-sided tactical themed game play, positive character development and nutrition education. In 10 years we have served over 100,000 K-8 youth. Through community partnership with Capital Health Plan CHAMPIONS operates within the school day in Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, Wakulla, Calhoun and Liberty counties of Florida. CHAMPIONS have eliminated obesity in 9% of overweight children served last year. A Florida Surgeon General’s Report, states this achievement has saved Florida an estimated $3 million in health care costs. CHAMPIONS have also enhanced students’ life skills and self-regulatory behaviors. CHAMPION’s youth displayed a drop in juvenile arrests in the 6 counties we serve, far greater than nearby counties without the program.

 

The CHAMPIONS All Program

The goal of the CHAMPIONS All program is to improve the five physical qualities of students with cognitive, physical and emotional special needs. Our overlying focus is to increase the everyday quality of each student’s life.

CHAMPIONS All employs exercise variations within CHAMPIONS workouts to challenge and meet the needs of all students we work with.

 

 

Districts & Schools Served

Calhoun County

  1. Altha Public School
  2. Blountstown Elementary School
  3. Blountstown Middle School
  4. Carr Elementary & Middle School

Gadsden County

  1. Chattahoochee Elementary School
  2. Crossroad Academy Charter School
  3. Gadsden Elementary Magnet School
  4. George Munroe Elementary School
  5. Greensboro Elementary School
  6. Gretna Elementary School
  7. Havana Magnet
  8. Shanks Middle School
  9. John Elementary School
  10. Stewart Street Elementary School
  11. West Gadsden Middle/High School

Jefferson County

  1. Jefferson Elementary School
  2. Jefferson Middle School

Leon County

  1. Apalachee Elementary School
  2. Bond Elementary School
  3. Chaires Elementary School
  4. Cobb Middle School
  5. Conley Elementary School
  6. Deerlake Middle School
  7. Fairview Middle School
  8. FAMU Developmental Research School
  9. Braden Middle School
  10. Gilchrist Elementary School
  11. Gretchen Everhart School
  12. Griffin Middle School
  13. Hartsfield Elementary School
  14. Kate Sullivan Elementary School
  15. Killearn Lakes Elementary School
  16. Montford Middle School
  17. Nims Middle School
  18. Oak Ridge Elementary School
  19. Raa Middle School
  20. Riley Elementary School
  21. Roberts Elementary School
  22. Sabal Palm Elementary School
  23. Springwood Elementary School
  24. Swift Creek Middle School
  25. W.T. Moore Elementary School
  26. Woodville Elementary School

Liberty County

  1. Hosford Elementary Junior High School
  2. W.R. Tolar K-8 School

Wakulla County

  1. Crawfordville Elementary School
  2. Medart Elementary School
  3. Riversink Elementary School
  4. Riversprings Middle School
  5. Shadeville Elementary School
  6. Wakulla Middle School