ALEXANDRIA, VA — If your child attends public schools in Alexandria City, you’ve probably heard of RunningBrooke. Today (August 16), the non-profit organization announced that it has changed its name to Move2Learn. The name change, the organization said in a press release, “captures the essence of our work.”
This work promotes movement and physical activity in the classroom so students can learn better.
“We want to transform traditional sedentary classrooms and schools into ones that allow children to move with purpose throughout the school day,” Move2Learn founder Brooke Sydnor Curran said in a video about the change. name. “It also helps children understand a mind-body connection, so they can feel and learn best.”
(In recognition of her work, Curran was named the Living Legend of Alexandria in 2019.)
Move2Learm provides students and educators with tools that promote movement and prepare the brain for learning. It teaches about the mind-body connection and how crucial movement is for all aspects of well-being – social, emotional and academic.
The name change signals a new direction for the organization. It strives to broaden its reach, especially with at-risk students who need more help, so that learning opportunities are equal for all.
This objective will be achieved in three ways:
1) Identify needs and create new programs around them.
2) Identify more opportunities to fulfill the association’s mission.
3) Identify new community partnerships to increase awareness of the importance of movement in learning.
Additionally, Move2Learn is working on a project to translate its resources and website into Spanish, Amharic and Arabic.
All work done by Move2Learn is free for students and teachers. And it will continue, thanks to generous donations from Alexandria residents and businesses.
Move2Learn has raised $1 million since its inception.
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