Who else better understands why middle school level kids aren't getting out there and being active than high school students -- they were there just a few short years ago! Research tells us that girls at the middle school level are getting .1% of their required daily physical activity! .1%! Add to that the amount of time they spend sitting, they're barely moving!
wellness inc. teamed up with the innovators at Heartwood Centre for Community Youth Development to create a montorship program using senior level high school students to develop and run physical activity-based programs for middle level kids.
The experience was a win-win for everyone! The high school students developed a valuable set of skills and deep appreciation of the need for mentorship and physical activity. The middle level kids were exposed to fun, active, quality, physical activity programs which cultivated a sense of belonging and value amongst the participants.
The program is such a success wellness inc. has been invited to share our work at the International Physical Literacy Conference in Vacouver this year!
Contact wellness inc. to see how we can bring this program to your school or sports organization!