R4R Youth Fitness Program
Applications for Spring 2017 open November 7th, 2016.
R4R Youth Fitness Program is designed to combat childhood obesity in at-risk youth by educating young people and their families on fitness and nutrition. The Runnin’ for Rhett Foundation makes training available at no charge to schools in the 4-county Sacramento area.
Rhett’s parents, Randy and Beth Seevers, meet with school officials, coaches, participants and their families to share Rhett’s story, offering motivation and encouragement to ensure a meaningful experience for all. During the 5-week training program, the students meet two times per week with coaches to learn about proper running technique, stretches, and nutrition. In addition to training, each participant receives race entrance to the Run Because You Can, a Runnin’ for Rhett t-shirt and wristband, and a finishing medal.
Coaches are made up of teachers, staff, or parents, of each school and are paid a stipend for their time, ranging from $100 to $250, depending on the number of students that are participating in the after school training.
Our hope is to use this program to touch the lives of all youth from a wide variety of different backgrounds. It is our experience that youth who feel like part of a team – accepted and encouraged – hold a higher self-worth, and will be more prepared for life’s challenges.
Dates for Spring 2017
- Nov 7 – Applications open
- Jan 20 – Applications close
- Jan 30 – Coach / Rhett Rep training in Elk Grove
- Jan 31 – Coach / Rhett Rep training in Sacramento
- Feb 13 – Season starts
- April 2 – Run Because You Can 5K at Sac City College
For more information, contact Karin@runninforrhett.org.