THINK Together is a nonprofit education organization that has partnered with DeAnza Elementary School since 2006. The program at DeAnza seeks to incorporate the educational benefit of students in attendance with the healthy behaviors it takes to fight the onslaught of childhood obesity. THINK @ DeAnza is in year two of the health and wellness pilot program in which students are more highly focused on health and wellness, especially in the areas of Harvest of the Month and Walk Across America.
Another unique aspect of this specific THINK program is the incorporation of The Amazing Race into the wellness pilot. The Amazing Race has been a boon to the enrollment at this school. Teams of two race across campus closely resembling the worldwide trek on international TV. This Amazing Race for the students emphasizes the 4 C's of Education: critical, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Teams who can find the right combination of brains and brawn will win The Amazing Race.