Tubbs’ “Kids Lead the Way” proposal was the winner. The idea puts kids in charge of planning once-a-week field days, during which they gather their friends for a structured day of active games and healthful snacks. Tubbs’ intention, she said, was to let the kids decide how to be active — instead of leaving the decision up to a phys ed teacher or some other adult.
“The activities, the games and the snacks are all determined by the kids,” she said. “The goal is to make physical fitness instinctive for [them].”
Community partners, including volunteer personal trainers, supervise the field days and participate in the games, but refrain from dictating too much of the rules.
Tubbs idea will receive $15,000 for implementation in the community. Tubbs herself will receive a $500 prize for coming up with the idea.