Sports As A Hook
Helping students become more active, healthy and empowered
Connecting health and fitness to character and leadership. ASAS recognizes that our students are able to achieve their personal best in school when they are equipped with the tools to lead healthy, active lifestyles. Sports as a Hook connects sports activities to lessons on leadership, teamwork, resilience, discipline, nutrition, community service, gender equality and exposure to nature. ASAS also introduces students to professional athletes, caring coaches, and successful role models in the sports industry who teach students about goal-setting, public speaking, interview skills, career exploration, and financial management.
ASAS-Chicago recently launched Harvest Joy, through the support of Mondelez International, a healthy lifestyle program that connects active play, urban gardening and healthy cooking activities to lessons on leadership, teamwork, resilience, discipline, nutrition, and exposure to nature. Over 20 Chicago Public School will participate in the inaugural year of Harvest Joy, serving almost 400 students in the program.