By: Alonzo Mourning, PCFSN Council Member and Athletes for Hope Founder
Today marks the start of Athletes for Active Schools Week. From September 14-18, athletes from across the country will rally together to support more physical activity and physical education (PE) in our nation’s schools. Many of us are shocked to find out the jarring reality of the current PE landscape. Did you know that only six states require PE in every grade? And did you know only three states require schools to provide the nationally recommended minutes per week of PE in elementary school and high school?