what is Be the Beat®?

Be the Beat is a website for teachers and school administrators that provides free tools and resources to help start and sustain CPR and AED programs in schools. Through this website, teachers can download materials to teach kids the two simple steps to Hands-Only CPR, heart health lesson plans, and classroom assets like posters and stickers.

we’re training a team of heart heroes

Students will learn to “Be the Beat” and pump blood to a victim’s vital organs if they see an adult or teen suddenly collapse. Hands-Only CPR can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival!

The American Heart Association is committed to creating the next generation of lifesavers through our Be the Beat and CPR in Schools® programs and resources. Thank you for joining the movement to teach students to be ready to step in and Be the Beat if they ever need to.

Be the Beat printables