Ford 100 Mile Club
- Jose Martinez, FORD EL
- 100 Mile Club®
- Teamwork, Student Leadership, Community Involvement, Access to Healthy Foods, Physical Activity Participation
I was a late hire in the 2014-2015 school year as a P.E. coach, but that didn't stop me from making changes, and one of them was adding the Fuel Up to Play 60 program and the 100 Mile Club. In a short period of time, students from grades of PK-5th were committed in joining the 100 Mile Club. Students would show up early in the morning before school started to run or walk around the track. In two months, students ran or walked between 10-18 miles and also started eating healthy.
What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?
The challenges that I faced during the short period of time was that our students had not done any type of activities to say active, but I changed the culture at our school by introducing the 100 Mile Club. Students would tell their teachers how excited they were to go to PE. In addition, staff, teachers, and administration have been a huge part in the success. We had our X-country meet in the month of May, and our students came in 3rd place. The 100 Mile Club really helped us.