Jose De Escandon Elementary in Mission along with eight other schools across the U.S. receive funding from the American Heart Association. The school plans on using $5,000 for playground renovations.
Through the Kids Heart Challenge students learn healthy lifestyle habits for emotional and physical well-being and the value of community service by raising funds to help kids with special hearts.
“The American Heart Association strongly believes in the important role schools and educators share in shaping future generations by providing a strong foundation of health and physical activity through the Kids Heart Challenge,” said Tanya Edwards, executive vice president of community development and health for the American Heart Association. “Through the new Kids Heart Challenge grant program, our participating schools and educators gain access to critical funds to amplify their continued positive health impact on students and within their local communities.”