JOIN OUR CHALLENGE! Help us get more Americans physically active by becoming a President's Challenge Advocate. Organizations who partner with the President's Challenge can use the President's Challenge seal in approved promotional materials. Advocates are also featured on this website and the President's Challenge Program website. We'll showcase what your organization is doing to get the Nation up and active. What are you waiting for? Fill out the President's Challenge Advocate Application today!
Active Network launched the PALA Challenge Campaign in conjunction with its re-launch of Trainer on March 10th. Joining the goal and committing to physical activity 5 days a week is as easy as the click of a button! Trainer allows participants to log and share their progress towards achieving the President’s Challenge and receive a badge for their accomplishments. To make participation even easier, anyone signing up for the goal during the month of March is eligible to receive a free Couch to 5K interactive training plan. Get started today!
The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) is dedicated to educating professionals and the public on the essential nature of parks and recreation. Through learning opportunities, research, and communications initiatives, we strive to generate significant public support for our movement in order to advance the development of best practices and resources that will make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is the in-school nutrition and physical activity program founded by the National Dairy Council (NDC) and the National Football League. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has joined the effort, as well as many businesses and industry leaders. This comprehensive program focuses on promoting healthier eating and more physical activity opportunities school-wide. Students and adults work together to select and implement a series of "Plays" that result in long-term changes in these two important areas. Along the way, students become empowered to lead - by making healthy decisions, taking action for change and encouraging friends to do the same.
PLAY 60 encourages kids to find their own ways to get active - whether it's taking advantage of the local playground, riding their bikes, or establishing a walking club with friends. PLAY 60 presents organized sports - including youth football - as a very good way to get active, but not the only way. Since the inception of PLAY 60 in 2007, PLAY 60 has been implemented in more than 70,000 schools, after-school and team-based initiatives. To date, the NFL has committed over $200 million to youth health and fitness through media time for PSAs, programming, and grants. During the 2010 football season the NFL, all 32 NFL teams and players have hosted more than 800 PLAY 60 youth health and fitness events.
The United States Tennis Association's National Junior Tennis and Learning Network (NJTL) chapters nationwide provide free or low-cost programming for youth during out-of-school time (before and after-school, during vacations and over the summer). This growing network of community-based organizations strengthens the core of local communities by using tennis and education to help keep kids safe, healthy and strong. NJTL chapters offer a variety of programming, such as tutoring, nutrition counseling and anti-drug education - all centered on engaging and interactive on-court group activities.
Boys & Girls Clubs offer programs and services that promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow - all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.
Become a President's Challenge Advocate. Complete the President's Challenge Advocate Application online. Once approved help us highlight your organization's programs. We'll help you reach your Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) goal.

Promote PALA.
Create an online group and become a Group Administrator to track PALA participation. Then promote your program with co-branded content from the President's Challenge.

Celebrate Your Achievement.
Share your highlights, success stories, and announce your PALA achievement right here. Select stories may be featured on

Advocate Info Sheet

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Download the Advocate Information Sheet to learn more about becoming a President's Challenge Advocate. You can also use the document to market to your partners or member organizations.
Read about Fuel Up to Play 60's success with the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) in schools!
Get up off your couch! Active Networks will get you training for your race while you complete your Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA).
Hit the court with the United States Tennis Association and the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA).
Get your school fit and recognized with Family Fitness Night and the General Mills Foundation!