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Run with and mentor youth of color in a community building, non-competitive running environment

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ORGANIZATION: TRINITY BOSTON CONNECTS INC

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested
Sole Train 5K

To mitigate complexity given COVID and BPS requirements, all non-BPS employees will be asked to provide proof of Covid vaccination.

Apply here: https://tinyurl.com/oldsoleinterestform

Are you someone who loves being active? Do you like working with kids, making friends, and building relationships? Do you like cheering youth on and helping them achieve seemingly impossible goals, all while having fun? We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to run and attend practices with Sole Train, working alongside students grades 4-10, at the Hennigan Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF) in Jamaica Plain.

About Us

Sole Train, a program of Trinity Boston Connects, is a free community-building and mentoring program that uses running as a vehicle for setting and achieving seemingly impossible goals. As a supportive community of caring adults and peers, Sole Train champions young people as they realize their capacity for greatness.

Students (Young Soles), grades 4-10, and adult volunteers (Old Soles) at Boston area public schools and community centers practice at their site 1-2 times a week and participate in community building events and races, leading up to Sole Train’s culminating goal: Boston’s Run to Remember, a 5 mile or half marathon race, that takes place Memorial Day Weekend.

We are a diverse, non-competitive, and inclusive running community. Running experience is not required, but openness to running is. Sole Train is looking for volunteers that represent the diversity of the youth that we serve. People of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

trinityconnects.org/sole-train

Get a feel for our community: Sole Train 5K

What you will be doing:

  • Attending practices at the Hennigan BCYF on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:45pm.
  • Committing to participating in Sole Train (ST) for the duration of the school year, including all practices, orientation, and races/community building events.
  • Working with your Site Coordinator, who will be responsible for running practice.
  • Notifying your Site Coordinator if unable to attend practice, ideally 24-hour notice. Quite difficult when OSs don’t come to practice, especially with no heads up.
  • Reading, reviewing, and responding to communication from STHQ and SCs in a timely fashion.
  • Showing enthusiasm and commitment to training with and being a positive, supportive team player to create a safe, fun, and welcoming space for all participants.
  • Supporting SCs as needed (e.g. taking attendance, calling home, coordinating transportation).

Requirements:

  • Running experience is NOT required, but openness to running is!
  • Reliable transportation to and from the Hennigan BCYF
  • Enthusiasm for working with youth of color
  • An understanding of systemic racism and its impact on youth of color

Sole Train supports Old Soles by providing:

  • Program orientation, social events, trainings, and prep parties
  • STHQ site visits and anytime/as needed in-the-moment troubleshooting and support
  • Guidance from Site Coordinators
  • Free race registrations
  • High quality gear/swag
  • The chance to be a part of a supportive, diverse, and non-competitive running community
  • Transformational relationships with our young people

Feel free to spread the word-running is more fun with friends! 

Sole Train: Boston Runs Together is a program of Trinity Boston Connects. Trinity Boston Connects people, programs, and practices to heal the traumatic impact of systemic racism on youth of color in Boston.

If you have any questions, please email soletrainsocialmedia@gmail.com .

1 Shift

  • 04:30 PM to 05:45 PM
    Practices are on Wednesdays at the school.
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About TRINITY BOSTON CONNECTS INC

Location:

C/O TRINITY CHURCH 206 CLARENDON ST, BOSTON, MA 02116, US

Mission Statement

Trinity Boston Connects' mission is to unlock opportunity and change the odds for the youth of Boston.

Description

In partnership, we build communities that:

  • affirm, inspire, and empower youth and their families;
  • offer holistic support for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being; and
  • strengthen community health and cohesion across Boston.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Children & Youth

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

200 Heath StreetBoston, MA 02130

(42.32591,-71.1067)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Hatian / Creole
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 hours a week, as well as other occasions to attend races
  • Must be able to have transportation to and from the Hennigan.

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