Before/Afterschool Activity


Initiative Description: BOKS Kids Funtcional Fitness Curriculum. BOKS operates for approximately 40 minutes before school begins. Children participate for two to three mornings per week. Programming includes an average of 20 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity through interactive games, exercises, running, and physical skill building.

Study Results: Significant results or promising patterns in the effects of BOKS participation on two BRIEF subscales:
• Working memory: ability to remember and manage information
• Shift: ability to transition from one situation, activity, or aspect of a problem to another.

Reference: Hall, G., Posten, K. F., & Harris, S. (2015). Before the School Bell Rings: How a Before-School Physical Activity Program Improves Executive Functions. Afterschool Matters,22, 54-58.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good