500 Shared Use, Shared Vision: Strengthening Communities Through School Partnerships

Friday, April 26, 2013: 8:45 AM-10:00 AM
Convention Center: 210AB
AAPAR/Children, Youth and Families Council
Speakers: Jason Bocarro1; Michael A. Kanters2; and Keith Howard1, (1)NC State University, Raleigh, NC, (2)North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, NC
As financial resources diminish and costs of land acquisition increase, partnerships for shared use of community facilities has received growing attention. School facilities are a valuable community resource for providing physical activity opportunities. Although shared use is not a new concept, its resurgence as an efficient and effective way to deliver physical activity opportunities comes at a critical time. This session will present data from a multi-year study and share strategies from successful case studies.