Project ENGAGE

Sound Alliance’s Project ENGAGE campaign aims to support the development of the whole child, especially for low-income or other vulnerable populations.

New research tells us that healthy and physically active students tend to have better grades, school attendance, cognitive performance, and classroom behaviors. Yet many are without access to even the minimum standard for physical education time.

Sound Alliance leaders want to increase high-quality physical education (PE) and physical activity opportunities for vulnerable young people, both through PE programs that adhere to the newest research and standards (this is not your dodgeball and picking teams PE!), and/or through bringing kinesthetic learning and benefits to other parts of a child’s day.

A current campaign target is dedicating a significant portion of receipts from the Puget Sound taxpayer accountability account (PS-TAA), a fund aimed at improving education outcomes for vulnerable populations, towards grants that increase high-quality, comprehensive physical activity and physical education programs in King and Pierce County schools.

Dr. Amy Yam, Swedish Family Medicine Residency Cherry Hill
Dana Henry, Federal Way Education Association