Volunteers needed for TTQ program
The Total Trek Quest program (TTQ) is coming to Newaygo County for the first time this spring. TTQ is a fun, high energy after school program designed exclusively for boys in 3rd-5th grade. TTQ incorporates strength and stretching exercises with training for a 5K. Boys in this program will develop positive peer relationships and feel a part of a team while working toward individual goals. Additional practice activities focus on developing a healthy lifestyle, social/relationship skills, how to make healthy choices, and resisting peer pressure. The TTQ program originated in Ottawa County in the fall of 2005 and expanded into Muskegon and Allegan Counties in 2016 and then Kent County last fall. Over 4800 boys have participated in this active, fun and rewarding program.
Teams practice 2 times a week for our 9 week season( plus one for spring break)right after school for 90 minutes. The season will start on March 27 and end with our final 5K on June 9. Volunteer coaches work with the boys to implement the curriculum and running plan. Right now, we are working to have teams at Velma Matson (Newaygo), Patricia St. Clair(Hesperia) and Daisy Brook(Fremont). We are looking for boys to participate and committed, caring adults to volunteer as coaches. Coaches can be women or men and you don’t need to be a runner, you only need to be willing to move. It’s a great way to have a lasting impact on some great kids- and it’s fun too. We provide all the training and supplies that are needed to facilitate this great program.
If you’d like more information on the program—and/or on becoming a TTQ coach, please contact Kayleigh Peffers at firstname.lastname@example.org