IL HPP Chapters

HUMAN PERFORMANCE PROJECT

In Illinois

 

The Illinois Human Performance Project is a developing chapter of the national Life of an Athlete Human Performance Project. Designed to educate and hold students accountable to making healthy life choices regarding sleep, nutrition, substance avoidance, mood, and leadership in order to achieve optimal performance. Although the national program was originally designed for athletes, the Illinois Human Performance Project targets all students, not just athletes, to challenge and empower their peers to set positive standards in health and leadership to achieve optimal performance.

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HUMAN PERFORMANCE PROJECT

High School Chapters

HUMAN PERFORMANCE PROJECT

Middle School Chapters

IL HUMAN PERFORMANCE PROJECT

Chapter Information

These schools currently house chapters. Each chapter is unique in the way that it operates. Within various schools, you will find many different programs that each chapter implements.

Barrington High School

Chapter Name:
Broncos Committed

This chapter participates in these staple programs:

  • Fifth Quarter Events
  • Awareness and Prevention Activities
  • Pledge Development
  • Middle School Mentoring
  • Prescription & Opioid Education Awareness

Chapter Advisor: Amy Winkelman

E-mail: awinkelman@barrington220.org
Phone: 847-404-0581

Broncos Committed is an all-school wellness initiative focused on healthy living and optimal performance. Broncos Committed promotes science-based information regarding nutrition, sleep, stress management, and drugs, nicotine, and alcohol. Students learn how to be and perform at their best! Broncos Committed sponsors Avalanche (for freshmen), 5th Quarter Events, Red Ribbon Week, Reality Club, Snowball, Honk for Sobriety, and numerous middle school events, such as: Snowflake, BC Bash, and BMS Station/Prairie health class visits. Broncos Committed was founded during the 2011-2012 school year.  

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Buffalo Grove High School

Chapter Name: Elevate

This chapter participates in these staple programs:

  • Brown Bag Programs
  • Fifth Quarter Events
  • Awareness and Prevention Activities
  • Creed Development
  • Pledge Development
  • Program Presentations
  • Science Module Education
  • Middle School Mentoring

Chapter Advisor: Kip North

E-mail: christopher.nor@d214.org
Phone: 847-718-4197

Elevate emphasizes leadership principles, project development and implementation, and Human Performance Project science modules. Students receive tools for optimal physical and mental performance, along with interpersonal growth. They abide by the motto “Team, Teammate, Self” which helps them maintain a positive and supportive community. Working on community projects, students are challenged to help lead and further the Elevate culture at BGHS. Elevate sponsors the Brown Bag lunch program, 5th Quarter Events, National Prevention Week, presentations to Freshman Advisory, school programs, and staff, as well as visits to numerous local middle schools where they help middle school students develop their own chapters.

Elk Grove High School

Chapter Name: ASPIRE

This chapter participates in these staple programs:

  • Brown Bag Programs
  • Awareness and Prevention Activities
  • Creed Development
  • Program Presentations

Chapter Advisor: Jennifer Buxton

E-mail: jennifer.buxton@d214.org
Phone: 847-718-4724

Aspire was founded during the 2017-18 school year. The first program rolled out by the students was a Brown Bag Lunch program that is still going strong today! This chapter also uses their social media to share facts about nutrition. Follow them on twitter and be on the look out for their TIP TUESDAY! 

Fremd High School

Chapter Name: Vikings United

This chapter participates in these staple programs:

  • Middle School Mentoring
  • Science Module Education
  • Creed Development
  • Fifth Quarter Events
  • Brown Bag
 

Vikings United developed their chapter in Fall 2018. Their biggest successes they want to highlight are fifth quarter events and their brown bag lunch program! To keep up with their programming, check out their social media!

Glenbard East High School

Chapter Name: Rams Committed

This chapter participates in these staple programs:

  • Middle School Mentoring
  • Pledge Development
  • Creed Development

Chapter Advisor: Joel Pelland

Phone: 630-234-6237

Rams Committed has monthly meetings that get well over 100 students in attendance! During these meetings, a few members of the Ram’s Committed leadership team give presentations on HPP science modules, educating the whole group about how their lifestyle choices are impacting their ability to perform.  

Grayslake Central High School

Chapter Name: Rams Dedicated

This chapter participates in these staple programs:

  • Creed Development
  • Pledge Development
  • Awareness and Prevention Activities
  • Program Presentations
  • Fifth Quarter Events
  • Brown Bag Programs

Chapter Advisor: Kate Oldenburg

E-mail: koldenburg@d127.org
Phone: 847-986-3371

The goal of Rams Dedicated is to provide education and awareness about the Human Performance Project through community service, visits to elementary schools, planning social events, as well as presenting to staff, students and parents. Rams Dedicated is in its third year at Grayslake Central and is truly a student run program. Program highlights for this chapter include 5th Quarter events such as glow in the dark capture the flag, presentations to local elementary schools, as well as introducing the four pillars in the freshmen transition program. Rams Dedicated members also teach the depression unit in the sophomore health classes. 

Grayslake North High School

Chapter Name:
Knights Performance Project

This chapter participates in these staple programs:

  • Program Presentations

Chapter Advisor: Patrick Moran

E-mail: pmoran@d127.org

Grayslake North recently began their chapter, Knights Performance Project this year in 2019! Their goal is to bring their community together even  in their initial stages. KPP plans events to bring awareness to all sports and clubs to further bring their school together. Check out their Instagram to help keep their students and community healthy and ready for the day.
 

Hinsdale Central High School

Chapter Name:
Red Devil Standard

This chapter participates in these staple programs:

  • Check back soon for more updates!

Chapter Advisor: Jason Hayes

E-mail: jhayes@hinsdale86.org
Phone: 630-570-8484

Formed in Winter 2018, Red Devil Standard (RDS) is a way of life, in which we strive to improve ourselves and our teammates, by having a positive mindset, and displaying healthy lifestyle habits.
 

Libertyville High School

Chapter Name:
Life of a Wildcat

This chapter participates in these staple programs:

  • Brown Bag Programs
  • Fifth Quarter
  • Awareness and Prevention Activities
  • Creed Development
  • Science Module Education
  • Program Presentations
  • Middle School Mentoring

Chapter Advisor: Brenda Nelson

E-mail: brenda.nelson@d128.org
Phone: 847-567-0413

Life of a Wildcat was founded in 2016 and is a very strong chapter! Check back soon for more information about what exactly they do.

 

Prospect High School

Chapter Name:
Life of a Knight

This chapter participates in these staple programs:

  • Brown Bag Programs
  • Fifth Quarter
  • Awareness and Prevention Activities
  • Creed Development
  • Pledge Development
  • Program Presentations
  • Middle School Mentoring

Chapter Advisors: Tim Wolowiec and Nicole Stoltz

E-mail: timothy.wolowiec@d214.org; nicole.stoltz@d214.org Phone: 847-718-5566 (Tim); 847-718-5560 (Nicole)

This student leadership group focuses on improving health and performance across the PHS community through programs like our food pantry and our community out-reach program with our feeder middle schools. Life of a Knight was founded in 2016. 

 

Rolling Meadows High School

Chapter Name: IMPACT

This chapter participates in these staple programs:

  • Fifth Quarter
  • Awareness and Prevention Activities
  • Pledge Development
  • Program Presentations
  • Middle School Mentoring

Chapter Advisors: Kelli Lussow, Frank Schweda, Joe Disilvio, Jim Murray, and Michael Austin

E-mail: kelli.lussow@d214.org; frank.schweda@d214.org; joe.disilvio@d214.org; jim.murray@d214.org; michael.austin@d214.org

IMPACT was founded in 2018 and is an exciting new chapter! Check back soon to learn more about exactly what they do.

 

MacArthur Middle School

Chapter Name: Mac Allies

This chapter participates in these staple programs:

  • Awareness and Prevention Activities
  • Program Presentations
  • Middle School Mentoring

Chapter Advisors: Mark Atkinson and Carly Racusen

E-mail: matkinson@d23.org; cracusen@d23.org
Phone: 847-870-5292 (Mark); 847-870-5201 (Carly)

The Mac Allies started their HPP Program during the 2017-2018 school year. Reach out to the chapter advisors to learn more about what they do in their Middle School. 

River Trails Middle School

Chapter Name: Chief Leaders

This chapter participates in these staple programs:

  • Awareness and Prevention Activities
  • Creed Development
  • Middle School Mentoring
  • Program Presentations

Chapter Advisor: Cristy Tracz

E-mail: ctracz@rtsd26.org

The Chief Leaders HPP group was founded in 2017. This Student Leadership group meets one to two times a month and is focused on making positive and healthy changes in their school. The projects are student created and lead. 

 

Thomas Middle School

Chapter Name: Wolf Pack DEN Club

This chapter participates in these staple programs:

  • Awareness and Prevention Activities
  • Program Presentations
  • Middle School Mentoring

Chapter Advisors: Lori Naumowicz and Kristen Christiansen

E-mail: lnaumowicz@sd25.org; kchristiansen@sd25.org
Phone: 847-398-4260 (Kristen)

Check back soon for more information about the Wolf Pack DEN club.