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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Top 10 Reasons for WVU Tech Students to Be an Active SWV Kids Run Club Coach This Fall

1)      Get your workout in AND volunteer at the same time.

How many other volunteer opportunities can say the same thing? Serving as an Active SWV Kids Run Club Coach allows you to run around and be physically active with kids, all the while serving as an incredible role model to teach youth of the Southern West Virginia about the importance of health.

2)      You miss seeing kids when you are back at ...

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Make an Impact: Assist an Active SWV Kids Run Club Coach

Active SWV Kids Run Clubs. Be a part of the movement.

Looking to improve your own fitness AND volunteer at the same time? Ready to share your love for physical activity with others? Be an Active SWV Kids Run Club Coach!

We need you!

Active SWV is looking for community members to serve as ...

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Hiring: ActiveSWV Development & Outreach VISTA Position

Active Southern West Virginia seeks to improve the health of southern West Virginians by increasing opportunities for physical activity. Our multifaceted approach includes Community Captains, trained community leaders who lead weekly physical activity groups within their communities; Kids Run Clubs, free, inclusive running programs in local elementary and middle schools; Bike Walk SWV, a program dedicated to improving the built environment with bike/walk infrastructure; Workplace Wellness, a program designed to help businesses create healthy workplaces; and the establishment of the New ...

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Panther Creek Elementary Run Club

The Panther Creek Elementary Run Club, powered by Active SWV, completed its first run club session on October 19th with a celebratory fun run! The Panther Creek Elementary Run club had over 75 participants, ages ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade, and more than 15 parent and teacher volunteers that helped to lead the run club on a weekly basis. The participants were divided into 4 groups: the Bobcats (K-1st), Mountain Lions (2nd), Jaguars (3rd), and, ...

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Cranberry Prosperity Elementary Run Club

The Cranberry Prosperity Elementary Run Club, powered by Active Southern West Virginia, completed its first session on October 27th.

cranberry-prosperity-group-photoLed by Head Coach, Liz Decker, this group of students met once a week for 8 weeks of training. They learned many different exercises and stretches throughout the program as Decker taught the group a new exercise and stretch ...

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We’re Better Together: The benefits of group exercise

For me, exercise is a lot like washing the dishes. Sometimes you don’t want to do it, but you always feel better after you do; if you have a routine and keep up with it, it’s pretty easy, but if you wait and let the dishes pile up, it can feel a little bit daunting; and it’s a lot more fun if you do it with some friends!

We are told time and time again about the ...

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Welcoming New Staff Member Malorie Polster

It is with great pleasure Active Southern West Virginia would like to announce the addition of Malorie Polster serving as the Outreach Coordinator through AmeriCorps VISTA through June of 2017.

Malorie

Malorie is from Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Kinesiology and Health Sciences and ...

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RACE DAY: Summersville Elementary School Active SWV Kids Run Club

Active SWV Kids Run Club’s are made possible by dedicated facility volunteers willing to meet with the club once a week. Facility volunteers are provided coaches training with Active SWV staff and given a day to day manual with program outlines. Students at elementary age are finding great rewards with the all inclusive, non-competitive nature of the club. 

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AmeriCorps VISTA Position Available with Active SWV

Active Southern West Virginia is currently accepting applications for an AmeriCorps VISTA position to facilitate the recruiting, programming, mentoring, training, and tracking of our Community Captain program in addition to supporting regional special events. 

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The Active Southern WV Development and Outreach VISTA member will build the capacity of Active Southern WV by developing and implementing the plan for physical activities and organized exercise for underserved communities in Southern ...

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