What is the Kohl's Morning Mile?
It’s a chance for elementary and middle schools in the region to start every morning being active, to walk or run out some before-school energy, to earn prizes, to have fun with friends and family, and most important of all… to get a head start on the long-term benefits of an active lifestyle. It starts right here at your school, and it’s free!
Why are Kohl's Cares and Niswonger Children's Hospital Partnering To Bring Your School the Kohl's Morning Mile?
Because Kohl’s and Niswonger Children’s Hospital care about children’s health. Programs like the Kohl’s Morning Mile are created to help children create healthy habits, like daily exercise. Exercising before school increases oxygen flow to the brain, reduces stress and improves mood. Research proves that kids who exercise regularly, do better in school. That’s why programs like the Kohl’s Morning Mile are perfect for your child’s school. Kohl’s Cares and Niswonger Children’s Hospital have been partners since 2005. The $5 Kohl’s Cares merchandise sold in the Johnson City and Kingsport Kohl’s locations support programming like the Kohl’s Morning Mile!
Incentives Make It More Fun
Kids can earn reward necklaces and charms as they reach different milestones. Healthy Habit Kits are awarded each month to the Kohl’s Morning Mile student who has achieved the greatest miles and days of participation. In addition to student incentives, each Kohl’s Morning Mile school will be competing for up to $1,000 in community grants based on overall student participation! These funds will be used by the school to purchase fitness equipment for its PE program.
Time To Get Moving!
All kids need to do is show up before school – with or without their parents – at the Kohl’s Morning Mile start time and location set by your school. Parents are encouraged to join in and be active together as a family, and to volunteer to help your school with the program. So start a healthy habit today and join in on the Kohl’s Morning Mile!