Thanks New York Road Runners (NYRR) Team for Kids runners for raising critical funds to support NYRR youth programs, resources and events like this Mighty Milers Fun Run! Full recap here http://www.nyrr.org/youth-and-schools/mighty-milers/fun-run/june-2016 and photos linked here.
Disparities in Physical Education in NYC
In May 2015, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer released Dropping the Ball: Disparities in Physical Education in New York City School that reported:
- 26% percent of children in grades K-8 are obese or severely obese
- 32% of NYC’s schools do not have full-time certified PE teachers
- 28% of NYC’s schools do not have dedicated space for PE
NYRR is addressing these disparities, thanks to the generous support of Team for Kids runners, and providing free running programming to 37% of New York City schools.