We believe the President’s Challenge is for kids of all abilities—and we mean it. With a little consideration and flexibility, any student can participate in any of our challenges.
That includes kids with disabilities. Making accommodations is something we encourage our instructors to do, and it’s what needs to be done if we’re going to motivate all students for lifelong physical activity.
A new assessment created by the Presidential Youth Fitness Program measures kids’ fitness as it relates to their health—instead of athletic performance. The program provides information on administering and scoring the assessment for students with disabilities. Get up to speed with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program now!
Instructors are encouraged to use their professional judgment to allow students with disabilities to earn President's Challenge awards, even if they do not reach our standards. Here are some guidelines to follow:
If you have questions about these guidelines, please contact us. We want all students to be active!
President’s Challenge awards and sportswear are great rewards for hard work.