To support high quality Physical Education and grow opportunities for students to be active before, during and after school, GENYOUth, with the support of the NFL Foundation, developed a turnkey approach. We do it by supporting America’s P.E. teachers with resources to help students build a foundation for healthy, lifelong physical activity through flag football: NFL FLAG-In-Schools Kits.
The program’s curriculum meets national P.E. standards and is designed for elementary, middle and high school age students. It incorporates modification recommendations so that students of all skill levels and abilities can #playfootball. In partnership with SHAPE America, the curriculum provides teachers with the educational resources needed to implement NFL FLAG-In-Schools into their P.E. classes. Footballs and flag belts are supplied, as are training, rewards and recognition.
In the program’s first six years, over 24,000 school communities have utilized NFL FLAG-In-Schools Kits, with over 3,500 P.E. teachers trained, and over 13 million students participating nationwide.
- 71% are high-need schools.
- 34% have student populations of 20% or more African-American students.
- 40% have student populations of 20% or more Hispanic students.
To strengthen knowledge and insights regarding the utilization of kits in school communities, GENYOUth has produced a summary report consisting of findings and analysis of data at a national level and specific to each of the 32 NFL club markets. Full report here.
For additional resources to support you, your students, and flag football in your school community, please visit www.nflflag.com/school.