BOKS is offering a FREE interactive training for all interested parties. The agenda will help BOKS advocates have a better understanding of the program's goals, a typical class structure, and learn a variety of BOKS games, etc.
Agenda items include:
- Brief overview of history, program, and updates
- Introduction to the BOKS team and curriculum
- BOKS class
- Common practices
- How to engage the BOKS community
Location: The training is held at Reebok's World Headquarters: 1895 JW Foster Blvd., Canton, MA 02021. If your GPS does not recognize the address, type in 1 Royall St, Canton, MA 02021 which will bring you to the main entrance of Reebok.
Attire: Wear clothes that you can move around in and sneakers as you will be asked to participate in the interactive training. Please avoid wearing competitors of Reebok; including Nike, New Balance, Puma, Saucony, etc. Attendees will also receive a BOKS t-shirt.
Food: One meal will be provided for all attendees. We recommend that you bring water.
Shopping: The Reebok store will be open to all visitors before the training, so please plan accordingly.
Registration: Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to training's start time (4PM) to sign in and receive your BOKS training materials.
If you have a BOKS team in place from your school, please forward this invitation to them!
We look forward to seeing you there,
The BOKS Team
When & Where
BOKS, Build Our Kids' Success
BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success) started as a before school physical activity program designed for elementary school children to get them moving in the morning so as to have a more productive school day. The inspiration for BOKS came from the book “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain” by Harvard Medical School professor Dr. John Ratey. In this book, Dr. Ratey essentially notes that exercise is like medicine for the brain. Given that children are sitting for 6-8 hours during school, starting the day with a program like BOKS gives kids a body and brain boost that will prepare them for a day of learning. To help with this endeavor, BOKS has created FREE curriculum materials and tools to leverage volunteers, whether they be parents, teachers or community members. The free curriculum which began as a 12-week functional movement curriculum has expanded to included early childhood and middle school. The BOKS program is not a replacement for physical education, but is designed to increase children’s physical activity with a focus on having fun through non-competitive play.
Since its inception in 2009, BOKS has seen tremendous growth and there are over 2,200 enrolled schools across the U.S., Canada and Japan. Colorado has embraced BOKS with 185 enrolled schools. The success of BOKS is often due to finding a passionate individual to run the program.