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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10 Reasons to start a Kids Run Club at your school


The Kids Run Club program has been steadily growing since it ran its pilot Club at Valley Elementary School in 2015. Now, 29 schools and community groups have hosted Kids Run Clubs all across Raleigh, Summers, Fayette, and Nicholas Counties. Join Fayetteville Elementary, Valley Elementary, New River ...

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Now Hiring; Active SWV Kids Run Club Director

This full time position will support the successful Active Southern West Virginia Kids Run Club Program. This position is critical in the growth of the program and impact with existing participants.

Active Southern WV Kids Run Club Director

The Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) Kids Run Club program began in 2015 with one school, Valley Elementary School. The Active SWV Kids Run Club program has grown to 21 schools and two community groups throughout Nicholas, Fayette, ...

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Top 10 Active SWV Moments in 2017

The momentum continues to grow with more communities, schools, businesses, and government agencies recognizing the importance of physical activity. Here are the top 10 moments in 2017 nominated by our staff and attendees of the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards.

 

#10 Ribbon Cutting of Mount Hope Fitness Station and Trail

This ribbon cutting event in April brought a community together to celebrate the opening of the Phoenix Fitness Trail. Active SWV AmeriCorps VISTA, Andy Davis, spent the better part of 2016 working with ...

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Successful Fall Season for Active Southern West Virginia Kids Run Clubs

Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) Kids Run Clubs seek to help kids to develop an enjoyment and understanding of exercise, while learning healthy habits that extend beyond the program. Participants learn the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle, team building, and techniques for being a healthy runner in a 6-8 week program that emphasizes confidence building and inclusivity.

“My favorite thing about Run Club is that it not only inspires the kids, but also inspires me, ...

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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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