Pennsylvania’s Largest Charter School Receives $750,000 Grant to Develop Physical Education and Nutrition Program

Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), the largest K-8 charter school in Pennsylvania, today announced that it has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the United States Department of Education, and the department’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP), for the development and implementation of its Children’s Healthy Eating Supports Their Education and Recreation (C.H.E.S.T.E.R.) initiative.

CCCS was one of 67 recipients of the grant funding, nationwide, out of a total 417 applicants.

The C.H.E.S.T.E.R. program was created to encourage students to develop positive exercise practices, while educating them on the importance of making healthy food decisions and having a lifelong focus on physical wellbeing.

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