Can Screens and Physical Activity Coexist?

State of Play: Seattle-King County revealed that screen usage is only one factor contributing to low rates of physical activity in King County youth. Lack of adequate infrastructure alongside culturally and economically exclusive programming form the backbone of barriers to participation. 

Even so, data from our survey of over 1,000 King County youth showed strong relationships between screen time and physical activity, organized sport, and outdoor recreation participation. Some key findings include:

Israeli Sports Diplomacy Group Visits the Center for Leadership in Athletics

This past month, the Center for Leadership in Athletics was visited by the Israeli Sports Diplomacy group, an impact-based Sports Diplomacy program sponsored by the State Department. The group visited various Seattle sports organizations to discuss issues of discrimination and racism and the role sports can play in bringing divided communities together.

Israeli group visits UWCLA



Critical research will identify landscape of youth access to physical activity in King County


October 17, 2018 – Seattle, WA – The University of Washington (UW) and King County Parks today announced a unique collaboration with the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program, focused on improving youth access to and engagement in physical activity, sport, and outdoor recreation in King County.


UW Professional and Continuing Education Grad Program Open House

Thinking about earning a master's degree to accelerate your career growth, but not sure you can juggle work, life and school?

Stop by UW's Professional and Continuing Education Grad Program Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 5-7 p.m. in the Husky Student Union Building (HUB), the University of Washington's Campus. The fair will take place in the Lyceum. 

IAL staff, faculty, and alumni will be available for any questions about the IAL program!