Are you interested in mentoring boys in the third through fifth grade so they grow up to become their best selves? Consider coaching for Boys Run: I toowú klatseen, a program coordinated by Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV).
Boys Run: I toowú klatseen (which means “strength of spirit”) is a mentorship program for young boys, with programs in Juneau, Sitka and Kake. The program teaches boys healthy social and emotional skills through running and envisions boys growing up into healthy members of society. It is modeled after the Girls On The Run program, which meets in the spring.
Southeast Alaska Native cultural values have been intentionally incorporated into the program in each lesson, and we use running as a vehicle for games and fun activities. The program ends with a community five-kilometer fun run, teaching boys they can accomplish anything they set their mind to.
What coaching entails:
- Practices are held twice a week from 2:40-4 p.m., on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. It starts the end of September and goes until mid December.
- There is a coach training Sept. 16 in Juneau, we will provide transportation and lodging.
- You do not have to be a runner to coach.
- There is a set curriculum and lesson plans and all the supplies you need will be provided for you.
If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Foster of SAFV at BoysRunInfo@gmail.com or call 747-3496.