Let Me Run, Boys Running Club at DeLaveaga
Fri, Nov 17 10:02am
DeLaveaga Elementary

The PTC has been approached by a group called "Let Me Run" about starting a boy's running club at DeLaveaga this Spring.

 

Here is the idea behind the program:

 

"Have you heard: Man up. Boys don’t cry. Don’t be a pansy. Boys hear these messages, and worse, on a daily basis. This mandated performance of hyper-masculinity prevents close relationships by masking boys’ authentic selves. We have to break this Boy Code, and Let Me Run is doing just that.

 
Let Me Run is a nonprofit wellness program that inspires boys to be themselves, be active, and belong. With a comprehensive curriculum that applies the power of running, we encourage boys to develop their psychological, emotional, and social health, in addition to their physical health.
 
Twice a week for seven weeks, two trained volunteer coaches lead an elementary school team through practice (4th & 5th grades). Designed to amplify confidence, self-expression, and respect for others, each practice includes a lesson from the Let Me Run curriculum that incorporates running, games, and activities. The season culminates in a 5k race that celebrates each boy’s personal growth."
 
A team is made up of a maximum of 14 and a minimum of 6 boys. 
 
In order to start this club at DeLaveaga, we will need two volunteer coaches.  The head coach would be required to go to a training on January 20, 2018 from 9 am - 12:30 pm in Mountain View.
 
The cost of the program is $110/boy.  (I believe that the coaches children don't have to pay or pay a reduced fee.) 
 
If you are interested in being a head coach or assistant coach for this program, please let me know! 
 
Laura Jones
PTC Vice President
laura@mermediadesign.com