Your Beckley Area Foundation is a proud supporter of Active Southern West Virginia and their Kids Run Clubs. With funding from a BAF Community Grant, Active SWV was able to add running clubs to three more Raleigh County schools during the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
Participant survey results are in from the fall 2017 season of Kids Run Clubs, which were analyzed by their partners at the WVU School of Public Health. These results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of volunteer Run Club Coaches who give their time and energy to get youth excited about physical activity. Fifteen schools participated in the Kids Run Club Program in the fall of 2017, with 1,016 participants and 126 volunteer coaches. Three cheers for Active SWV Kids Run Clubs as we celebrate 2017 and prepare for the 2018 seasons!
- 40% of participant respondents decreased their computer and video game screen time on school days
- 71.8% of survey respondents said that since their participation in Run Club they got a friend or family member to increase their physical activity
- Participants learned new physical activity skills: warm-up, cool-down, and stretching
- Keeping up the momentum: returning participants started the program at a higher level of physical activity than new participants
Help continue to grow this free youth program by spreading the word about Kids Run Clubs as we work to make the youngest generation of West Virginians the healthiest yet! Does your school need a Kids Run Club? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org