Hi Families,
We have officially kicked off the Kids Heart Challenge!

During this service-learning program students and families will receive FREE access to missions and heart healthy activities from the American Heart Association! When students complete these missions, they will be a true Heart Hero, prepared and ready to battle heart disease in our community. 
Go ahead and get a head start on learning about heart-health with your student by meeting the heart heroes here!
You can get a head start with your student by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge app and register for our team (QR codes are below) or follow this link to our school’s KHC webpage: www.heart.org/khc
Need assistance registering and gaining access to the free resources? Click here!


We are proud to help the American Heart Association as they are supporting our community in many ways during this pandemic. In a normal year, heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, but now people who have had a stroke or live with heart disease make up more than 40% of those hospitalized for COVID-19. The AHA has already funded $2.5 million in rapid-response grants to study COVID-19’s effects on heart disease patients and launched a COVID-19 Data Registry that is used by hundreds of hospitals nation-wide. This has made it possible to learn from COVID patients quickly and improve treatments more rapidly. The more that is discovered, the more research is needed. The AHA’s full COVID-19 response here.

We understand that not every family may be able to donate this year, but all students will enjoy (and learn from) the weekly missions and have the opportunity to share about heart disease in your family and community. If you are able to help raise funds, the American Heart Association will put those to work right here in our area!

Thank you!

Jennifer Smiley

Youth Market Director
American Heart Association
300 South Riverside Plaza | Chicago, IL