SWITCH provides a systematic method to help schools develop strategies to plan, implement, and sustain school wellness programs. Programming costs for SWITCH ($500) provide the following lines of support to enrolled schools:
- Access to a powerful web-based platform that allows schools and students can track progress over time
- A network of 4H leaders who assist in supporting school implementation and wellness programming
- Resources and training needed to plan and sustain school wellness programming in a way that works best for schools and their local system
Due to factors related to COVID-19, SWITCH will be available at no charge to schools for the 2020-21 school year. In addition, funds from the National 4-H Council will provide mini grants to schools in the amount of at least $250 to help them implement SWITCH initatives.
Please Note: Funding is subject to availability in subsequent years so schools should consider ways to find local support to cover programming costs in future years.