NIOST brief on BOKS before school program
March 25, 2013
"In Natick, Massachusetts, parents came together and organized a physical activity program that meets in the morning before classes even get started, and teachers support, and also report, that kids in this program are more confident, they're showing that they are more attentive in class, and they have better academic performance" the First Lady said. A video of her remarks can be found here.
Dr. Georgia Hall, senior research scientist, said that preliminary findings from the NIOST evaluation “highlight numerous and diverse benefits to youth who participate in the BOKS program" and also suggest that "participation may be associated with positive socio-emotional, interpersonal, and academic related outcomes.” The full NIOST brief of the BOKS evaluation can be found here.
Download the BOKS brief on an urban school district study.