STRIDE is a fun afterschool character development program for boys. The boys look forward to time with their friends and making new friends. Throughout the program, the focus is on doing one’s personal best, not competing with each other. Each STRIDE team meets twice a week for 10 weeks. The practices are generally held after school and last for 75 minutes. Trained volunteer coaches start each session with an introduction of the day’s character-building lesson, followed by a warm-up, group discussion, running workout and interactive games. In each session, the boys build the stamina, techniques and confidence to run a 5K. Boys who demonstrate excellent character are rewarded with a STRIDE dog tag at the end of the lesson. At the conclusion of the ten-week session, the boys celebrate by participating in a 5K with their coaches, parents and running partners.
Bring STRIDE to your school – Site Interest Application
Thank you for your interest in bringing a STRIDE program to your local school or facility!
We are eager to expand our programming and reach more boys with our message. In order for our program to grow and succeed, we require a strong and active commitment from our local site partners. The following things are required of all sites interested in becoming a STRIDE location:
If you feel your site can commit to our program expectations, please fill out the form below. Our Program Manager will contact you within a week of receiving your Interest Application to set up a site visit. We accept Site Interest Applications throughout the year. DEADLINE for Fall 2016 Season Applications: May 30, 2016.
For more information regarding Site Application or Site Training contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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