Spring is right around the corner, and Active SWV is offering the spring Kids Run Club mini-grant to schools in West Virginia to start or continue the program.
We want to reach more kids throughout the state with the free Kids Run Club program, and we need your help to do it! Learn more about the program below, and apply for the mini-grant to bring the Kids Run Club program to your community.
Who is eligible to apply?
Any school or community group in West Virginia who would like to start or continue a Kids Run Club may apply. If you’ve been awarded a mini-grant in the past, you may apply again. We encourage repeat awardees, because we want to see the Kids Run Club program grow in schools and become part of the culture for students to participate in season after season. We also encourage first time applicants – we want to see the program start in new communities throughout the state too!
What does the Mini-grant include?
Active SWV’s Kids Run Club program is a free program designed to get kids active in a structured and safe environment either before or after the school day. Kids Run Clubs teach kids how to properly warm up and cool down their muscles before and after a workout, show them how to run and work towards a goal distance, and incorporate active games to keep exercise fun. Kids Run Clubs are led by volunteers and follow the curriculum provided in the Kids Run Cub manual, a resource guidebook with all the materials and content needed to put together a successful Kids Run Club program. The purpose of the Kids Run Club mini-grant is to create an opportunity for more schools and community groups throughout West Virginia to offer kids a free way to be active and learn about how to keep their bodies healthy. Read more about the Kids Run Club program here.
The Kids Run Club Mini-Grant includes:
- Zoom Kids Run Club Coaches training for volunteers
- Manuals mailed to all coaches
- ASWV provides end of season medals for participants
- Technical support from Active SWV throughout
- $250 Funding to spend on exercise equipment and/or other healthy items for the club
The Kids Run Club mini-grant requires that:
- The program is offered for free to participants
- All participants fill out the Active SWV waiver to be shared with Active SWV
- Pre and Post surveys completed by participants and returned to Active SWV
- Mini-grant recipient completes a reporting form at the conclusion of the program
How do I apply?
The Spring 2024 Kids Run Club mini-grant will open FEBRUARY 12th and close MARCH 22nd.
You can fill out the Kids Run Club mini-grant form here.
Please email Active SWV’s Program Coordinator Brandon at [email protected] with any questions.
I applied, What’s Next?
Once you fill out the mini-grant application form, Active SWV will contact you to set up a zoom call to talk further about the opportunity. We are interested in supporting all of our Kids Run Club locations, and want you to feel as prepared as possible to start (or continue) the program if it’s the right fit!