AASA supports strong school system leadership to improve the lives of children as part of the overall mission of the Association.
AASA has championed efforts to improve the lives of children in public schools by working directly with local school district leaders, state affiliate directors and other strategic partners across sectors.
AASA's current programs are on coordinated school health, youth development, competitive foods, school breakfast, childhood obesity, children's health insurance and ready by 21, all with an emphasis on disparities or gaps in well-being among children from low-income families. All children everywhere can be successful within and outside of the school walls.
Past projects include diverse topics such as asthma management, healthy school environments, and after-school programming.
What's Noteworthy From AASA?
Join the First Lady in the Let's Move Active Schools initiative. Learn more and apply for grant funding to increase physical activity in your district before, during or after school.
Watch Superintendent Lillian Maldonado French from Mountain View School District (El Monte, Calif.) speak about the importance of enrolling children in health insurance.
School Governance & Leadership, Winter 2013 (PDF) - This issue of School Governance & Leadership highlights the successes and challenges of the four urban school districts AASA worked with to enhance and expand alternative school breakfast.