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Cross Country For Youth

Cause Area

  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine
  • Sports & Recreation


1225 Remount RoadCHARLOTTE, NC 28208 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to impact the lives of youth with skills to run cross country and live healthy lives with character.


The Cross-Country for Youth program objective is to introduce youth to Cross-Country training and introduce character development concepts such as Teamwork, Commitment, Sportsmanship, Respect, Responsibility, Discipline, Integrity, Leadership, Perseverance and Courage.

Position - Cross-Country Coach and Assistant Coaches

Length of Commitment: September 15 - November 19

Time Involvement: 2 hours per week (1 hour - Monday, 1 hour - Wednesday)

Purpose of this position: Coach and encourage students in grades 6-8 to train for the upcoming Cross-Country meets in October and November. This position works closely with the site coordinator at the schools.

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Supervising and conducting Cross-Country practices and competitions safely.
  • Teaching sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, dedication, commitment, and the other character messages from our program.
  • Conditioning athletes appropriately for Cross-Country competition.
  • Monitoring athletes attendance and personal conduct.
  • Responding to player injuries with approved first aid equipment.
  • Role modeling appropriate behavior.

Position - Character Presenters

Program length: September 15-November 19

Time Involvement: 1 hour a week (30 min - Monday, 30 min- Wednesday) Minimum commitment - 2 weeks

  • Purpose of this position: Present to elementary or middle school youth the character message for the week. All character presentations and activities are already prepared.


Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Prepare to deliver a character message to young men and women that have been prepared.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Participate in the activities and exercises to reinforce the character message.

Nutrition Presenters - Job Description

Nutrition presenters will educate our students about the various nutrition topics such as fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy products. Our goal is to educate our students so they can make good food choices. We will provide all the materials.

Photographers - Volunteer Job Description
Volunteer photographers should be willing to donate their time and talent to capture the mood or feeling of the event(s) during the season. He/She must be able to manipulate their equipment so the finished images are clear. The photographer needs to have the ability to think strategically and creatively. Images taken are used in our marketing flyers, brochures, in community newspapers, website etc. CCFY would assist in guiding the volunteer regarding what and who should be photographed.

Videographer - Volunteer Job Description

In this position, you will work with Executive Director Reggie McAfee on recording, curating, editing, and publishing videos of speakers and events. We are seeking someone with solid experience with Video Editing Software such as iMovie. The ideal volunteer will be able to quickly process, interpret, and communicate information through text, video, and visuals. You must also be able to create, manage, and execute production schedules while maintaining a strong attention to detail. This is a position with lots of room for creativity and the opportunity to get your name on published video work for a nonprofit organization. We have several Flip Video cameras that you can use. You will also have access to a Macbook Pro.

Administrative Support - Volunteer Job Description

The Administrative Assistant should have professional experience in the following areas: 1.)Excellent communication skills in-person and on the phoneExcellent organizational and filing skills. 2.) Ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects. 3.)Proficiency in Word and Excel: proficient in developing and maintaining4.)databases; ability to create and manipulate spreadsheets; perform mail merges. 5.)Excellent writing skills

Race Day Support - Volunteer Job Description

During the cross country season we will need assistance to conduct all the races. We will need timers, course monitors, finish line judges, race setup / breakdown and persons to distribute food and drinks to our runners.


Would you recommend Cross Country For Youth?
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by Deas M. from Charlotte, NC (February 28, 2018)
Cross Country for Youth is a wonderful organization that helps it's children in so many ways. In addition to teaching the children how to run properly, lessons in leadership, perseverance, self compassion, treating each other as equals and how to respect each other are all learned during a season. The founder of the program, Reggie McAfee, is very unique in that he is always full of encouragement and he truly cares about helping others within the community.

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