Signed, sealed and delivered (and assembled and pumped up)! Last week, we stocked another 13 classrooms in Alexandria public schools with Move2Learn’s active seating packages. We’re so excited those teachers no longer have to hang out on our waiting list!
This means another 325 students have access to cool equipment—like balance balls, wiggle cushions, accordion stools and under desk pedals—that makes it possible to move with purpose to keep their brains awake and focused, so they learn their best. To date, we’ve delivered more than 3,300 pieces to 142 classrooms, K-12!
Move2Learn’s active seating packages, like our Movement Challenges, are our first steps in building deeper relationships with our teachers and students. From there, we get into other, less obvious but critical programming such as Social, Emotional and Academic Learning, or SEAL, lessons and Out of School Time programming.
What Teachers are Saying
Why was there a Waiting List?
Well, we only had so much money in our budget for the 2022-23 season, so we prioritized requests from middle and high schools and special education classrooms.
Next on the list were those classrooms at the elementary level that didn’t have any active seating. Thanks to the generosity of donors during our year-end fundraising campaign, we were able to accommodate these additional requests!
The Need is Ongoing
But we still have teachers waiting for active seating. They may have a sprinkling of equipment, but after seeing the benefits, they’re requesting enough for each student.
That need is ongoing for all of our programming, so, too, as a nonprofit, is our need ongoing to raise funds to make it happen.