Two Cincinnati Public Schools were awarded $5,000 in prize money from Clever Crazes for Kids (CCK), a Web-based wellness program for children — ages 6 to 12 — that uses animation, competitive games, valuable information and educational challenges to help students increase daily physical activity, adopt healthy eating habits, maintain positive self-esteem and strong character, and develop environmentally friendly habits.
Woodford Paideia Academy and Chase School were awarded prizes for having the 2nd- and 3rd-highest percentage of students participating on the site, found at www.clevercrazes.com. Woodford received $3,000 and Chase received $2,000.
"Clever Crazes for Kids' mission is great," said Cindi Menefield, principal of Woodford. "Whoever came up with the idea of promoting healthy living through computer games really knows how to meet kids where they are and teach them in their comfort zone! Our physical education teacher, Linda Fahrenholtz, introduced Woodford to Clever Crazes for Kids and arranged for our students to participate as a fundraiser for the Physical Education Department. She plans to use the money to support the physical education/health and wellness program at our school by purchasing a climbing wall."
"At Chase School, we've been working hard this year to create a positive school culture where students are motivated to do the right thing," said Lynsa Davie, principal of Chase. "Clever Crazes for Kids is a wonderful fit, because of its emphasis on character development as a component of good self-esteem. We are thrilled to have received the CCK grant, because it will help pay for incentives as a reward for students who contribute to our positive school culture."
Congratulations to both schools. And remember, prize money is available for any participating school. Check out www.clevercrazes.com to find out how to get your school and/or child involved.