Physical Education Programs

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Claire Braeburn (center) with Principal & community leaders at Kennedy Elementary for On Track's ribbon-cutting ceremony.

On Track's fitness and nutrition philosophy is based on the expectation
that the promotion of positive physical education skills, knowledge and goals
in youth will help them develop a lifelong commitment to their own
physical well being, health and fitness.

From 2007 to 2010 America On Track implemented the Kids On Track...Through Fitness and Nutrition program at Kennedy Elementary after receiving the Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education. At the end of the 3-year project, On Track exceeded fitness goals by 150%.

ExerciseRocksSmallIn 2011, America On Track received another Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant to implement the On Track Through Fitness project, a comprehensive physical activity, health, and nutrition program to directly serve 2,500 K-12 students to help them meet State Standards. On Track Through Fitness was designed by incorporating multiple evidence-based model programs to serve disadvantaged Hispanic youth living in the most impoverished neighborhoods in Santa Ana, California. America On Track, with eight collaborative community partners, will address critical gaps as well as enhance health and fitness services at eight schools (five OCDE/ACCESS high schools and three private Catholic K - 8 schools).

The overall goal is to improve the children's physical education by providing instruction in physical fitness activities, healthy eating habits, and good nutrition, with an ultimate goal of creating life-long healthier habits.

America On Track is providing and coordinating the following, multi-dimensional intensive services: