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Let’s Inspire Innovation ‘N Kids Center

The mission of Let’s inspire innovation ‘N Kids is to bridge the gap between academics and social, emotional and healthy well-being for children, parents, educators, and administrators.

  • Train teachers in unstructured, outdoor play and social, emotional learning
  • Train administrators how to achieve academic goals and play, too
  • Develop effective classroom environments
  • Improve teacher satisfaction and happiness
  • Develop healthier students and teachers through unstructured, outdoor play and increased physical activity

Right Moves: A LiiNK Center for Healthy Play Podcast

The Right Moves Podcast, brought to you by TCU’s LiiNK Center for Healthy Play, features conversations regarding whole child and adult health. This podcast will focus on the current state of U.S. education systems, the health of our nation, and what the right moves are to develop wholeness again in all of us. Its goal is to highlight and discuss basic health principles that should never be violated and introduce evidence-based practices that work very well in the home, in the workplace, in schools, in the medical community and other community-based support groups.

LiiNK group photo

LiiNK Milestones


LiiNK launched in two private schools (Trinity Valley School and Starpoint), grades K and 1, in Fort Worth, Texas


TVS and Starpoint grades K-2 adopt LiiNK intervention


TVS and Starpoint add LiiNK in grade 3


Cohort 1 – first four public schools adopt LiiNK (Irving ISD and Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD) in grades K & 1


Cohort 2 – LiiNK is added to 10 more public schools, including four more districts in Texas and one in Oklahoma


LiiNK Results

  • Student BMI is significantly better in intervention schools than control schools
  • Off-task behaviors have decreased among LiiNK students while remaining unchanged in control schools
  • Empathy is improving and bullying is decreasing in intervention schools while the opposite has occurred in control schools
  • LiiNK students continue to be focused and attentive during the fall and spring semesters while control students lose focus throughout the year, especially in the afternoons


For more information about the LiiNK Center, please contact:

Debbie Rhea Ed.D.
Director, LiiNK Center
LiiNK Project Website