​Our association is looking for health, physical education, and dance educators to honor as our Teachers and Leaders of the Year. The SHAPE Michigan awards are an important part of our organization’s recognition of its valued members. Please take a few minutes to identify deserving individuals by using the awards criteria and then filling out a nomination form online.

Members who are selected will be honored during the Awards Ceremony at the SHAPE Michigan State Convention. We are committed to recognizing quality educators in the state and hope that you can help us acknowledge the efforts of those teachers who exemplify the highest level of teaching and leadership.



As a part of the association’s mission to promote healthy active living, SHAPE Michigan offers association members an excellent opportunity to obtain funding for projects, programs and materials which help their students and community achieve or help achieve, an awareness or accomplishment of an activity directed toward healthy and active lifestyles. 

Association grants were designed to enhance the delivery of Health, Physical Education, Recreation or Dance programs within the school or community setting. Both SHAPE Michigan grants and JR/HFH were developed to provide additional funding opportunities for educators in the fields of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and related disciplines, and for Jump and Hoops coordinators in the field. Grant recipients are announced at the annual state convention.