BOKS Virtual Resource Training: August 18th


BOKS is hosting a Resource Training on August 18th, 2021. This training will provide attendees with an in-depth look into BOKS’ Resources and how they can be implemented at school, at a youth organization or even at home!

Event Details:

August 18, 2021

1:30pm – 3:00pm EST

Questions? Please reach out to

Mindfulness for All: BOKS and Special Olympics Yoga Event with Tara Stiles

yoga event for kidsThe BOKS and Special Olympics Yoga and Mindfulness event is for kids of all ages and abilities to move their bodies, learn new stress management techniques, and understand their emotional health in a fun way.

Join BOKS and Special Olympics for this free virtual event hosted by Tara Stiles, founder of Strala Yoga, on October 13th at 4pm EST. Follow Tara as she guides us through a full yoga flow for all ages and abilities, hear from Special Olympics Athletes and Unified partners on how they manage stress and emotions, and get a taste of the Unified Yoga Club!

Sign up below to receive the link to the YouTube Live Premiere on October 13th where all participants can engage with each other, ask questions, and follow along with our meditative practices. We hope to see you there!

BOKS at SXSW EDU 2019!

For the second year in a row, BOKS will be attending the SXSW EDU (South By Southwest Education Conference) in Austin, Texas, in just one week! The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a community of optimistic, forward-thinking, purpose-driven stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning.

We will be located at: Booth #632, SALON H. This conference is open on:

Monday, March 4: 10:00am-5:00pm (Conference attendees only)

Tuesday, March 5: 10:00am-5:00pm (Conference attendees only)

Wednesday, March 6: 10:00am-5:00pm (Student day – free & open to the public)

BOKS will have activations in the morning and the afternoon!

Morning BOKS Bootcamp: Kick-start your SXSW experience with Reebok and BOKS at Bootcamp!

When: March 5th (Tuesday), 7:30-8:30am

Where: Exhibit Hall room (50×70) 

This free class is a functional fitness workout that combines circuit training, team building, body weight movements, and BOKS games that are guaranteed to get your heart rate up! All levels welcome to participate. The first 50 attendees will receive a free BOKS/Reebok swag bag filled with giveaways! More details about the Bootcamp here!


Panel Discussion: How Our Dream School Uses Physical Activity

When: March 6th- 2-2:30 pm

Where: Exhibit Hall 4 Playground Stage, Floor Level 1

In September 2018, the Barcelona Learning Innovation Community opened its doors to Our Dream School – a revolutionary new school that puts young people at the center of their learning journey. In this session, panelists will reveal the results of a 6-week health and happiness focused “Quest”, where each cycle, learners age 12-19 visit a variety of workplaces and then co-create a personal learning plan in accord with individual interests and skillset, demonstrating an innovative collaboration. More on the panel here!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Join team BOKS for the Reebok Boston 10K for Women

The BOKS Team is excited to announce that BOKS has been chosen as one of two non-profit beneficiaries of the Reebok Boston 10K for Women.

The historic race will take place on Columbus Day, Monday, October 8th and we would love to see the whole BOKS community come together to run, cheer, and support our families. BOKS will be showing up in a big way with its own fundraising team and we will also be sponsoring the Kids 1K Fun Run so all BOKS families can get involved.

To register for the race, please follow this link.

Interested in joining our BOKS fundraising team to bring BOKS to more schools in need? Visit our fundraising page and join team BOKS to get started! Then let us know you’ve joined our team via Facebook – we’ll be hosting training runs and offering tips and in-store discounts at Reebok to all runners.

Running or not we hope you’ll join us for some family fun on Columbus Day and sign your kids up for the FREE 1K Kids Fun Run! This run will include nutritious snacks, face painting, and more. You can sign up here.

Hope to see you there!

BOKS Kids Become Fitness Leaders @ Quincy, MA Event

The Clifford Marshall Elementary School in Quincy, MA held a very special event last Thursday celebrating BOKS, the power of exercise, and total commitment to getting kids moving. Each year at this time, Principal Nicholas Ahearn, PE Teacher Janice Chapman, and 90 BOKS students lead the entire school of 500+ kids in an end-of-year celebration named A.S.E.S. –  All Students Exercising Simultaneously.

Helping to kick-off and lead the activities was Jeff Bellows, VP of Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs at BCBSMA. Also in attendance was Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Richard DeCristofaro and Executive Director of Community Partnerships Keith Segalla to cheer the kids on as they rocked to fun music and exercised together for 40 minutes. A truly compelling event that illustrates what’s possible when the community comes together, support students with fitness and leadership opportunities, and helps to prepare them for their days in school. Marshall School rocks BOKS!

To read full coverage of the event please visit The Patriot Ledger

Thank you SHAPE America!

The BOKS team has just returned (and recovered) from another amazing year at SHAPE America. This year’s conference which took place in Nashville, TN brought together some of the brightest educators in the country for a few days of professional development, inspiring talks and powerful networking.

The BOKS team had the absolute pleasure of taking the entire conference through some of our in-classroom activity breaks called, BOKS BURSTS. We loved seeing you all with your red solo cups and hope that you’ll take these breaks along with our programming back to your school communities.

Those of you that we had the pleasure of meeting at the booth will have received a follow-up email from us by now but if we didn’t get the chance to catch up please reach out to us with any questions at

Below are all the useful links you may need:

Ready to get started with BOKS? CLICK HERE

Want to receive our in-class activity breaks? SIGN UP HERE

Not finding what you need? EMAIL US  AT INFO@BOKSKIDS.ORG


New Trainer Workshop – March 21, 2018

Come to our FREE interactive training and learn about BOKS and all the resources the program provides. The agenda will help BOKS advocates have a better understanding of the program’s goals, a typical class structure, and learn a variety of BOKS games, etc.

Agenda items include:

  • Brief overview of the BOKS history
  • Lesson plan
  • Best practices
  • Online resources

Location: The training is held at Metrowest YMCA – Framingham Division, 290 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham MA 01701

Sign up here:

Run the Marine Corps Marathon for BOKS!

Are you ready to “go the distance” (26.2 miles to be exact!) for BOKS Kids?  Register today to be one of 40+ #TeamBOKS charity runners who will be toeing the starting line of the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon on October 22, 2017.  Recognized as the “Best Marathon in the Mid-Atlantic,” “Best for Families” and “Best for Beginners,” BOKS has numbers for this SOLD OUT Marathon! Join runners from all 50 states and more than 50 countries in what’s commonly known as “The People’s Marathon.”  From a training plan to gear to fundraising tips, we’ll help get you to the finish line. Run with us to help raise funds for BOKS in DC Public Schools, reversing the physical inactivity epidemic one school at a time!

Click here for more information about MCM 2017 and running for #TeamBOKS.

Limited spots are available – email with any additional questions.

Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience Brought to you by BOKS & Omaze


  • Meet Karl Alzner of the Washington Capitals® and Andrew Shaw and Jeremy Morin of the Chicago Blackhawks® at the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® practice on December 31, 2015.
  • Watch the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® from two premium seats.
  • Attend the private post-game media conference and as always: fly free, drive free, and stay free in a 4-star hotel


  • A $10 donation to BOKS, Build Our Kids’ Success, which is an incredible organiztion that provides kids with a body and brain boost before school aimed to get them ready for a day of learning and help them get the most out of their education



BOKS is at the Grey Cup!!

As many of you know we recently launched in Canada and couldn’t be more excited! The news has been widespread and we’re even going to be partaking in the Grey Cup this weekend!!

Not sure how many of you live in and/or have roots in Canada but the Grey Cup is the championship game of the Canadian Football League (CFL). This is one of Canadian television’s largest annual events, similar to the Super Bowl in the US.

And this year, due to our wonderful partnership with the CFL, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Reebok Canada we are going to have a presence at the game! In fact, as we speak our team is getting ready for the event.

Will you be in Vancouver for the big game?! If so, please come see us!

  • Thursday, November 27th: BOKS Booth at the Vancouver Conference Centre (10am-7pm)
  • Friday, November 28th: BOKS Booth at the Vancouver Conference Centre (10am-7pm)
  • Saturday, November 29th: BOKS Booth at the Vancouver Conference Centre (10am-7pm), BOKS is in the Grey Cup Parade (10am-2pm)
  • Sunday, November 30th: Grey Cup Game Day! BOKS at Terry Fox Plaza and BC Place

See you there!!