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Active Science Early Adopters


1. What is an Active Science "Early Adopter"?

A limited number of Early Adopter YMCAs will enroll in the Active Science® social enterprise and implement this program over an initial 2 year period beginning in the fall of 2016. Together, these YMCAs will help further shape a successful and sustainable model for future wide-range dissemination throughout the entire YMCA movement.

2. What are the advantages of being an Early Adopter?

Early Adopters are the Ys that will help create a pathway for future success within the movement for this initiative to help increase physical activity of children K-5 who participate in YMCA programs and services. Early Adopters will come in at the Impact licensing level, implementing Active Science at a larger scale and providing feedback through the innovation phase.

3. Are there any financial advantages of being an Early Adopter?

Each Early Adopter will receive a start up grant that will provide unrestricted use of funding to assist with program implementation, including technology purchases and staff training.

 

1. What is an Active Science "Early Adopter"?

A limited number of Early Adopter YMCAs will enroll in the Active Science® social enterprise and implement this program over an initial 2 year period beginning in the fall of 2016. Together, these YMCAs will help further shape a successful and sustainable model for future wide-range dissemination throughout the entire YMCA movement.

2. What are the advantages of being an Early Adopter?

Early Adopters are the Ys that will help create a pathway for future success within the movement for this initiative to help increase physical activity of children K-5 who participate in YMCA programs and services. Early Adopters will come in at the Impact licensing level, implementing Active Science at a larger scale and providing feedback through the innovation phase.

3. Are there any financial advantages of being an Early Adopter?

Each Early Adopter will receive a start up grant that will provide unrestricted use of funding to assist with program implementation, including technology purchases and staff training.

4. How could Active Science enhance pre-existing physical activity, school-aged childcare and education programs in after school or camp?

While many YMCAs offer health and wellness programming during after school, camp, and summer programs, Active Science will help your association bring physical activity, nutrition, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to a new level through our interactive technology. Even more importantly, Active Science will allow your Y to track and quantify physical activity and STEM learning outcomes through weekly data reports. These reports will not only help staff evaluate the effectiveness of the program, but can also be used as a powerful reporting tool to potential partners and funders interested in promoting health and supporting achievement for youth.

5. What technology does my Y need?

The Active Science program requires the participants to use tablets and physical activity monitors. An Active Science team member will work directly with your association to determine what equipment your Y will need based on the size, structure, and existing technology at your organization. This typically will be based on numbers of children you expect to use the program at one time in a given location and the number of locations. Again, we will develop a specific recommendations and options to fit your needs.

6. What are the costs associated with running Active Science?

YMCAs will purchase one license per user by selecting a bundled license level. At this time Active Science is enrolling our Early Adopter Cohort of Associations who will come in at the Impact level. YMCAs will also be responsible for purchasing the equipment that is necessary to run Active Science. Active Science team members will provide both guidance in assessing your association's technology needs and technical assistance with hardware recommendations. Early Adopter YMCAs will receive a start up grant that will provide unrestricted funding to assist with program implementation, including technology purchases and staff training.


Active Science license pricing for Early Adopters, including start up grant funding, is listed below.


Individual License Bundles Annual Licenses Annual Fee* Annual Fee Breakdown to Monthly Payments Start Up Grant Incentive Level
Impact Unlimited $8,400 $700 $5,000

Additional licensing levels and corresponding pricing will be available to future cohorts.


*Annual fee based on two year contract.


7. How have other Y’s generated revenue to support the Active Science program?

The demonstrated effectiveness of Active Science in the areas of physical fitness and STEM education make the program uniquely appealing to a variety of potential funders. The weekly data reports that each Y receives as part of the Active Science program serve as a valuable fundraising/development tool. These reports provide site- and association-specific data around not only the number of steps taken during Active Science programming, but also moderate-to-vigorous physical activity gains and specific STEM lesson curriculum. Pre- and post- assessments that are built in to the app provide regular updates on gains in STEM knowledge as well as changes in attitudes toward both physical activity and science.

YMCAs will also have access to a back end database where designated administrators from your Y will be able to run longitudinal data reports. These individualized reports will allow your association to tailor the data to the requests of specific funders.

8. Start up steps

The first step in bringing Active Science to your Y is speaking directly with an Active Science team member to determine which participants within your association would benefit most from participating in Active Science. To connect with an Active Science team member please enter your contact information HERE.

We will then guide you through the process of selecting a licensing level for your association, recommending hardware purchases, setting up the technology, registering participants and training your staff.

9. How do I sign up?

If interested, please submit or complete THIS FORM.