17 Oct · yttcore · No Comments

Cardiovascular Affects on Heart Rate and Breathing

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17 Oct · yttcore · No Comments

Youth To The Core Founder Featured in the San Diego Union Tribune

Check out our founder, Bret Caslavka, featured in the San Diego Union Tribune! “As a kinesiologist and owner of a Pilates studio, it’s easy to see that Bret Caslavka has a passion for fitness. But the Bankers Hill resident isn’t stopping there. He also created Youth to the Core, a nonprofit program with a mission …

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17 Oct · yttcore · No Comments

Transitional Kindergarten and The Kindergarten Readiness Act

Kindergarten is traditionally the place where young children learn to color in the lines, identify shapes and colors, and interact with their peers. But a California law, the Kindergarten Readiness Act, asserts that children are not adequately prepared for kindergarten and aims to correct those perceived flaws in the education system. The law, which passed …

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17 Sep · yttcore · No Comments

California’s State Physical Education Requirements

California’s State Physical Education Requirement states that students need at least 200 minutes of physical activity per 10 days of instruction. Recess and lunch do not count toward that total. And recently, more than three dozen schools have been named are sliding under the law even as they earn awards for health. A class-action lawsuit …

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17 Aug · yttcore · No Comments

The Under-rated necessity of structured recess

When I think back to my own time at recess, I am immediately reminded of the rush of fresh air on my face, the smell of fresh bark, the sound of my friends shouting and laughing in the distance and most importantly, the winded satisfaction I felt in my lungs as I walked back to …

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17 Aug · yttcore · No Comments

Joseph E. Donnelly – “Physical Activity and Academic Achievement in Elementary School Children”

Hear one of our board members, Joseph E. Donnelly discuss the coorelation between physical activity and academics in elementary school youth.

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17 Aug · yttcore · No Comments

Youth to the Core Has Reached the GuideStar Exchange Silver Participation Level as a Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency

San Diego, CA – Youth to the Core has received the GuideStar Exchange Silver participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates Youth to the Core’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability. “We have worked hard to showcase our …

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17 Jul · yttcore · No Comments

Physical Education Helps Students Academically

Perhaps we should blame the aggressive chlorine smell from the towels; maybe an inopportune crack from Mr. Biller, the gym teacher, or maybe the kids who made fun of our knees and calves. But a lot us have less than flowery memories of pys ed. In fact, some people may think of physical education as …

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17 Jun · yttcore · No Comments

6 Ways Exercise Science Builds Healthy Lifestyles

We’ve talked a lot here at Youth to the Core about why physical education and a sound knowledge of the science of exercise is so important for growing children. Unfortunately, many schools have slashed physical education from their curriculums and children are left to piece together their own information about their health and personal well-being. …

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17 May · yttcore · No Comments

Exercise Science: Boosting Test Scores with Exercise

Anyone who follows our blog here at Youth to the Core knows how strongly we feel about keeping recess and exercise science in our children’s schools. We’ve written before about the importance of recess and PE in the overall development of a well-rounded education, but today we’re going to talk about how regular exercise can …

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