Let’s Move Pittsburgh, with support from The Heinz Endowments, is pleased to announce their 2019 Champion Schools Awards! The program will help licensed early childcare centers, pre-kindergarten, and elementary schools in Allegheny County become the healthiest places for kids to learn and grow and will award funding to Champion Schools with new or existing programs geared towards children’s health and well-being.

Let’s Move Pittsburgh will award up to 40 Champion Schools for programs that focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • Bag the Junk: Increase healthy food and nutrition education in schools
  • Get Kids Moving: Increase physical activity in and out of schools
  • Teach Kids to Grow and Cook Food: Increase knowledge of how to grow and prepare healthy food among youth
  • Sustainable Citizenship: Expose students to a variety of environmental topics to make a great impact in the community

For more information, see examples of projects from previous Champion Schools winners.

Who May Apply

Educators, administrators, students, food service directors, school nurses and/or parents on behalf of a licensed early childcare center, pre-kindergarten or elementary school in Allegheny County. Schools may receive one award per calendar year. Winners from previous years are eligible to apply for the 2019 awards.

Application Timeline

Applications are being accepted now through Fri., April 12, 2019.

More Information

Before beginning the application, please read the application guidelines to ensure that you have all required information at hand. Please direct any questions to Heather Shannon at hshannon@phipps.conservatory.org.