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ORGANIZATION: I CAN DO 26 POINT 2 KIDS

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We believe in having fun while getting healthy! With this concept, "1 CAN DO 26.2 KIDS" running series was created. We want being active and practicing healthy habits to become a core foundation in our children’s lifestyle. Through non-competitive structured activities for children ages 4 - 12 we incorporate physical activity and nutritional literacy to empower our children and their families to be active and educated. We focus on allowing children to just come out, be active, and have fun. Our objective is grounded in fighting childhood obesity and promoting self-confidence. "I CAN DO 26.2 KIDS" also collects gently used running shoes year-round for kids in need of proper running footwear. We simply wash, refurbish and give to the kids where the need exists. We celebrate our children's accomplishment each summer with a BIG FINISHER event where friends and families are in attendance to see their little ones cross the finish line, receive their medals and awards!

We are seeking volunteers to run/walk with our kids to offer motivation and encouragement as they complete their marathon! Ideal candidates will be physically able, great with kids, and able to pass a background check. High School students are welcome in order to complete community service hours!

11 Shifts

  • Mon Jun 20, 2022 - evening / 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Wed Jun 22, 2022 - evening / 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Mon Jun 27, 2022 - evening / 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Wed Jun 29, 2022 - evening / 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Mon Jul 04, 2022 - evening / 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Wed Jul 06, 2022 - evening / 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Mon Jul 11, 2022 - evening / 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Wed Jul 13, 2022 - evening / 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Mon Jul 18, 2022 - evening / 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Wed Jul 20, 2022 - evening / 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Mon Jul 25, 2022 - evening / 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About I CAN DO 26 POINT 2 KIDS

Location:

303 W LEA BLVD, WILMINGTON, DE 19802, US

Mission Statement

"I can do 26.2," is a six-weeks running program for children ages 4-12. The program teaches children that being healthy, active, and having fun go hand-in-hand. Through this running program, we help our children understand that with effort anything is achievable, including running a marathon, in six weeks. Our running program helps children develop coping skills and embrace resiliency while learning key concepts that enforce the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Over six weeks, our children work with volunteer coaches to walk or run at their pace towards completing the distance of a marathon. Family and friends are invited to witness the children crossing the finish line as they celebrate their final miles towards their goal of 26.2 miles.

Description

I CAN DO 26 POINT 2 KIDS, Inc. (26.2 KIDS) was founded by Chika Chukwuocha in response to the obesity-in-youth epidemic - particularly in African American youth from high-risk communities throughout Wilmington, Delaware. As a certified Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) coach, an experienced marathon runner, and possessing a passion for health and wellness in youth, Chika identified an un-addressed need to assist socially- and economically marginalized families better acknowledge the health, wellness, and nutritional needs of their youth. A Nigerian-born fitness enthusiast, mother of four and grandmother to one, a full-time I.T. executive at a Fortune 100 company, and wife of Poet Laureate and Delaware State Rep. Nnamdi Chukwuocha, Chika self-funded and implemented a 6-week-long, summer running and health program in 2016 targeting youth from low-income families in Wilmington.

Since its inception, 26.2 KIDS has helped over 200 youth from some of Wilmington’s most at-risk communities achieve a marathon-distance running course. Beyond increasing their rates of physical activity, participants and their families increased their awareness of health disparities experienced in their communities, the importance of nutrition and its direct correlation to health outcomes and participated in safe and productive out-of-school-time activities.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Community, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Mon Jun 20, 2022 - Fri Jul 29, 2022
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
This opportunity has 11 shifts

WHERE

1797 Stadium DriveWilmington, DE 19802

(39.76109,-75.55286)
 

SKILLS

  • Coaching

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • You may Volunteer for any shift that you are able. Monday's or Wednesday's, or both!

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