This year's event: May
Please register your site with the national ACES Program:
Participation for 2012:
Total Participation Numbers: 18,841 (students & staff)
To view a list of participating schools, day cares, and YMCA/YWCAs, click here.
Including Children with Disabilities
Click here for tips on including children with
disabilities in physical activity.
ACES Resource Manual
(revised Spring 2011)
This manual provides planning and program suggestions, promotional materials, materials for students, a history of ACES, nutrition and physical activity resources, and much more. The 65-page manual can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. It is also available in hard copy for $6.50 each (to help cover postage and handling) by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to download a copy of the ACES Resource Manual,click here.
Each May, on a designated date and time, millions of school children all over the globe exercise simultaneously in a symbolic gesture of fitness and unity to show the world the importance of developing an active lifestyle starting at an early age and its impact on health throughout the lifespan. This non-competitive program has proven to be educational, motivational, and fun. When Len Saunders created Project ACES back in 1989, he had no idea that it would reach the magnitude and success of today. The program has been praised by Presidents of the United States such as Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Ronald Reagan. The program has also received praise from Governors, Senators, and celebrities from sports and show business.
Due to the mass participation of this event, there is plenty of room for flexibility concerning the start time of Project ACES. The majority of schools that participate are able to start their exercises at exactly 10:00 a.m. It is understandable that some schools may not be able to start at 10:00 a.m. due to scheduling problems, programs, state testing, or even inclement weather. Rarely, some schools may even have to do Project ACES on a different day. This is not a problem as long as the children understand the concept of the day!
Project ACES aims to educate children about the importance of lifelong fitness. Exercise can lower the chances of coronary heart disease, which includes high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and physical inactivity. Project ACES makes fitness fun!!!!
For further information about Project ACES, check out their web site at www.lensaunders.com/aces/aces.html.
Washburn District Elementary School taking part in ACES Day