Active SWV is excited to partner with the West Virginia chapter of Save the Children this summer to offer free Kids Run Clubs to participants of their programming.
Save the children is a nation-wide organization whose mission involves ‘addressing children’s unmet needs’ to ‘ensure that children in rural America’s communities have a healthy, strong foundation that will enable them to thrive as learners in life’.
Save the Children began working with rural communities in West Virginia in 2010, and they currently partner with 50 schools over 8 counties in West Virginia, reaching about 4,000 children with their programs
The summer Save the Children sites that are incorporating a Kids Run Club include New River Primary, Divide Elementary, Meadow Bridge Elementary, Clay Elementary Gilmer Elementary, Cherry River Elementary, Gauley River Elementary, Summersville Elementary, and Calhoun High School.
Leaders from each site were trained as Kids Run Club coaches ready to facilitate the program with their group of elementary aged students. Each site will receive the $250 Kids Run Club mini-grant funds from Active SWV to spend on healthy items for their club.
Looking forward – how to get involved this fall season
Normal fall Kids Run Clubs will resume when the school year begins again, and Active SWV will be opening the Fall Kids Run Clubs mini-grant to all schools in West Virginia.
If you would like to see a free Kids Run Club in your school this year, visit our website or email [email protected] to learn more about how to get started.