Got questions about Shape-Up?
See our Q & A section below for answers.
Are you interested in being a part of Shape Up but have some questions? Read the Q&A below.
Decisions that are made by legislators affect our jobs, budgets, and our students. This is our one opportunity to speak directly with the men and women that make those decisions. We need volunteers who are passionate about our work and our students.
What would I need to do?
We will drive down to Springfield the night before and meet to brief you on the next day. The committee will assign you a specific job taking into consideration your talents and your comfort level with talking to legislators. Responsibilities may include behind the scenes set up and organization, performing health screenings, greeting visitors, and traveling to legislative offices to meet with Senators and State Representatives. We head for the capitol building in the morning and will begin our day around 8 AM. We should finish and break down to leave by noon with lunch to follow back at the hotel.
What will it cost me?
IAHPERD will reimburse you for mileage, hotel room, and will provide snacks the night before, breakfast in the morning, and lunch in the afternoon. The only thing that you would need to do is to get a substitute for the day.
How do I contact my legislators?
Click here to see a complete list of Illinois Legislators.
How do I Register?
Use the registration forms at the top of the page.
How will I know what to say to legislators?
We will prepare you with specific information and statistics relating to the importance of daily, quality PE in our schools.
We need to promote our programs and let legislators see that Fit Kids Learn Better.