Stepping up for youth
If you’re a runner, more than likely you vividly recall the first time you finished a road race. Whether you tackled a 5k or went out for a more daring distance a unique kind of feeling arose when you completed that first one. In a way, it kind of changed things and allowed a new perspective on what was possible and what could be accomplished.
So, here is an opportunity for you to share in that experience by taking on a 9 week commitment toward helping a young person capture what you felt after finishing your first.
Prevention programs are aimed at helping to develop healthy behaviors early on to help impact substance abuse and mental health issues during adolescence and beyond..
Arbor Circle’s Total Trek Quest (TTQ) is one such prevention program and involves boys from 3rd to 5th grade.
TTQ is a fun and interactive 9-week program. combining the physical activity of training for a 5k run and a curriculum focused on learning to set goals, building strong relationships, and making healthy choices.
This is a very cool activity and a great way for volunteers to help make a difference in our community and they really need Coaches for the upcoming start of the Spring program.
Our area boasts a boatload of runners, walkers, bikers etc. and the attendance consistency at our local fitness sites is impressive. We have a community of people dedicated to becoming healthier.
And this is a way to step up for a group of young people.
“In order to have a great season, we need to find some great coaches for our teams!” said Vicki Cavanaugh of Arbor Circle. “Coaches can be men or women; we are looking for a positive attitude and a passion for helping kids reach their full potential.“
“You do not need to be an experienced runner, just willing to move/walk/run with their team. High school juniors/seniors can be assistant coaches too! We need at least 2 coaches per 5-15 boys on a team.
“We provide all the training and supplies needed to make this season great. Our teams practice 2 times a week –but even if you can coach for only 1 day a week, that is great!!
“I can promise you that being a TTQ coach is an experience you will NEVER forget."
For more information on becoming a TTQ coach, please contact Kimber Wager at email@example.com.
“The best part of TTQ is hanging out with the boys, getting to know them, teaching them the love of running and helping them become better people”-TTQ Coach