Less Screen Time and more Physical Activity! – How Children Benefit from Kids Run Clubs

At the beginning and end of each Kids Run Club season, youth participants fill out a pre and post survey answering questions about their activity levels, daily screen time, and confidence in their ability to be physically active. The collective survey data is analysed at the WVU ...

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Fall Kids Hiking Clubs

With the summer heat cooling off and the fall weather rolling in, it’s the perfect time for kids to get outside and participate in a Kids Hiking Club.

Last spring, PE Teacher at Mount Lookout Elementary Carrie Ciliberti had the idea for what became the first ever Active SWV Kids Hiking Club. This fall, another club like it is already forming through the local Wild + Free home-school group. Parent Polly Barton saw partnering with Active SWV as a great way ...

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New Hire: Veroinca Crosier, Program Support Specialist

The ecosystem of Active Southern West Virginia programs reaches volunteers and participants across communities, schools, local government, and workplaces. A dynamic and passionate new team member, Veronica Crosier, will support and expand the reach of these programs.

A native of Ansted, West Virginia and a ...

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Kids Run Club Spring 2019 Recap


The spring 2019 Kids Run Club season is finished, and it’s been the biggest one yet! This season,18 schools and community groups formed clubs with over 855 kids and 85 volunteers participating. Five new Clubs started this spring at Crescent Elementary, Stratton Elementary, Hollywood Elementary, Mount Lookout Elementary, ...

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Active Kids Powered by Volunteers

The Active SWV Kids Run Club program teaches kids the skills and confidence they need to lead healthy, physically active lives beyond their time in the program. This free, 6-8-week club creates a supportive, inclusive, and non-competitive environment for children to learn about running and develop a love of being physically active. Through hands on instruction from trained volunteer ‘Coaches’, kids learn how to properly warm up, cool down, stretch, run, and fuel their bodies while building both teamwork ...

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