NC SHAPE recognizes outstanding teaching and professional involvement by selecting and honoring teachers and/or professionals of the year in several categories. In some instances, those receiving such recognition advance to compete for similar honors in the SHAPE Southern District. If chosen for the Southern District award, the honoree competes for the national award, which is presented at the national SHAPE Convention.

Friends Foundation

The NC SHAPE Friends Foundation was established in 1989 to raise funds for worthwhile projects of the NC SHAPE membership. Each year the Friends Foundation awards a number of grants to individuals or groups that propose worthy projects that promote the interests or vision of NC SHAPE. The grants are presented at the NC SHAPE Convention in November.

The North Carolina Journal

The North Carolina Journal of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Management (NCAAHPERD-SM) is a professional peer-reviewed journal intended to meet the needs of NC SHAPE educators and to serve as a forum for socioeconomic, educational, and ethical issues.