Outside the box: LGTBQ-inclusive physical activity programs

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Abstract

The population of overweight and inactive youth, especially in urban and minority communities, is increasingly becoming a problem that schools are being asked to address given their widespread and consistent access to young people. After-school physical activity (PA) programming has proven effective as a way to increase adolescent PA; however, impoverished inner-city districts often face unique challenges in offering these programs. This chapter draws from research on effective urban after-school programming to outline common challenges related to facilities, transportation, food insecurity, and culturally relevant activities. Using a case-study approach, recommendations are suggested for creating sustainable programs by mitigating these challenges and capitalizing on factors that make after-school PA programming attractive and meaningful for urban youth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBefore- and After-School Physical Activity Programs
Subtitle of host publicationFrameworks, Critical Issues, and Underserved Populations
EditorsRisto Marttinen, Erin E. Centeio, Thomas Quarmby
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Chapter13
Pages154-165
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781003051909
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport
PublisherRoutledge

Keywords

  • physical activity
  • LGBTQ
  • gender
  • sexuality
  • equity
  • social justice
  • diversity
  • inclusion

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