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ERIC Number: EJ993206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Conducting a Community-Based Experiential-Learning Project to Address Youth Fitness
Petersen, Jeffrey C.; Judge, Lawrence; Pierce, David A.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v83 n6 p30-36 Aug 2012
There is a need within health, physical education, recreation, dance, and sport programs to increase community engagement via experiential learning. The Chase Charlie Races are presented in this article as a model pedagogical strategy to engage community youths and families in a training program and running event to help promote fitness. Key considerations for conducting a community-based initiative are discussed, such as how to assess project needs, overcome financial and operational challenges, and evaluate the program. An analysis of the benefits for the community and the student stakeholders supports the implementation of this type of program. (Contains 2 tables.)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana