Gear Up and Go!


Columbia Elementary and Kokanee Elementary Win the 2015 Gear Up & Go! Winter Games

Nearly 1800 Snohomish County Fifth Graders Participated in This Year’s Games January 18, 2016 – Snohomish County, WA – Two Snohomish County Schools are the winners of the 2015 Gear Up & GO! Winter Games.  Columbia Elementary in Mukilteo, WA and Kokanee Elementary in Woodinville, WA will each receive $500 to spend on fitness equipment of their


Let the Games Begin!

The 2015 Gear Up & GO! Winter Games Kickoff Dec. 21 Media Contact: Jacquelyn Howell (425) 339-3054 Snohomish County, WA – December 15, 2015 – This winter break, students across Snohomish County will put down the remote control, get off the couch and compete with each other to find out who is the most


How to Build a Culture of Play

From the 2013 Redwoods Report, After The Uprising Published by The Redwoods Group View the article here: 2013 Redwoods Report  (condensed) Concerned about the impact on their community of both increasing healthcare costs and  declining health outcomes, a group of Snohomish County CEOs from private businesses, non-profits, healthcare and the public sector gathered to plot out a strategic path forward. Scott Forslund, Director


Gear Up and Go! at Sno-Isle Libraries

From Sno-Isle Libraries By Kristin Piepho Children’s Services Coordinator July 2, 2014 Sno-Isle Libraries is pleased to be partnering with the Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition in the Gear Up and Go! initiative. Our mutual goal: keep kids active and healthy during summer break. Fifth grade students throughout Snohomish County participate in Gear Up and Go! by


Salem Woods PE teacher gets kids moving

From the Monroe Monitor May 20, 2014   At Salem Woods Elementary, one PE teacher is shaking things up, getting students off the couch and onto the playground with her own twist on the popular Gear up and Go! program. Her strategy is simple: encourage students to be active in more aspects of their lives and