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Help Us Reach Our Goal of $10,000!

On Giving Tuesday — and throughout the 2021 “Giving Season” — we are raising $10,000 to bring HPE teachers to our nation’s capital for SPEAK Out! Day 2022.

When health and physical educators share their personal stories with members of Congress about how HPE makes a difference in students' health and lives, it sends a very powerful message. Please support us by donating today.

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SPEAK Out! Day February 15-16, 2022

For more than a decade, SHAPE America has worked to build relationships on Capitol Hill and establish a strong voice for our profession, which has led to more federal support and funding for health and physical education programs. Why were we able to achieve these successes? Because our voices are stronger together.

Please join us for SPEAK Out! Day on February 15-16, 2022, to help educate legislators about the importance of effective health and physical education. We need your help!

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SPEAK Out! Day Grants

Current members of SHAPE America are encouraged to apply for a SPEAK Out! Day grant, which can be used to help offset travel costs.

Application Deadline: January 5, 2022
Grant recipients will be selected by SHAPE America and notified personally by January 15, 2022.

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2022 Preliminary Agenda

  • Tuesday, February 15: SPEAK Out! Day Prep Session (1:00 – 5:30 p.m.)
    • During the prep session you will receive training on the state of play in Congress, meeting talking points, and recent legislation impacting education. This training is critical in ensuring you are prepared to represent SHAPE America in your meetings with members of Congress.
  • Wednesday, February 16: On Capitol Hill (8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Testimonials

Tom Watterson headshot
SPEAK Out! Day has been one of the best personal experiences I have had in my professional career.

Tom Watterson, NC

Lynn Preble headshot
SPEAK Out! Day is one of the most amazing and important professional opportunities I have experienced.

Lynn Preble, AZ

Kevin Richards headshot
As HPERD professionals, it is our responsibility to lobby and advocate for our profession and for the interests of the children we serve.

Kevin A. Richards, IL

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