Allianz Classroom Awards of $1,000 each will be given to the classrooms that most effectively support the mission of living healthy lives through incorporation of the Blue Zones. The awards will be judged by the Blue Zones board of education advisors and the Allianz Corporate Giving Community and will honor those educators who encourage innovative learning, improvement of kids’ and communities’ health, and development of financial literacy. Special emphasis will be given to teachers who show extraordinary behavior changes in students. To take part, educators can go to www.bluezones.com and register for the Blue Zones. Then check the box to indicate they would like to apply for an award. Participation in the Blue Zones is completely free. Next, implement a minimum of two Blue Zones programs into the classroom, school, or district. Once the programs are concluded, return to the Blue Zones web site to complete the two-page online award application. The award application will ask participants to tell the innovative ways they integrated the Blue Zones into their curriculum, share how the projects engaged the students, describe the outcomes of the projects, and relate any additional reasons why the participant feels they should receive this award.

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