May 1st, 2012
Author: Mike Minium
Jacques coaching one of ACORN Woodland’s students on the front squat
Last year, a number of us from CFO had the opportunity to volunteer our time to and coach at the ACORN Elementary School Sports and Fitness Fair. The Fair was a a 3-hour time slot dedicated to teaching kids about various aspects of physical fitness. We put together all kinds of CrossFit-inspired drills and games for them.
This all happened because of Ellie, fellow CFOer and teacher at ACORN Elementary School. She’s the one who organizes the whole thing. The Fair is right around the corner, and I’m hoping we can get a ton of volunteers to help out again this year.
It’s totally worth your time and you’ll be helping out a lot of kids in the process!
Here’s a message from Ellie, including date, time, and how to contact her.
I’m organizing the Sports and Fitness Fair at my school again this year and I’d love to have some CFO volunteers come again! It was such a success last year! Would you be willing to post it on the CFO page to see if anyone is interested?
It is on Thursday, May 24th from 9am-12pm. I do need volunteers to stay for that whole time block in order to make things equitable for the students.
The volunteers can plan their own station or have me plan one for them. I have lots of equipment volunteers can use or they can bring their own. They will teach to a group of 12-14 students at a time for around 10 min. and then a new group will rotate through.
CFO’ers can comment on the blog if they’re interested, leaving their name and e-mail, and I can follow up individually with them.
ACORN Woodland is a small, public school located in East Oakland , just walking distance from the Oakland Coliseum. We serve 250 students, Kinder-5th grade. Physical fitness and nutrition are essential elements of our school’s mission. We firmly believe that a successful educational experience preparing all students for college must include a balance between rigorous academic preparation and an education of the whole child. We consistently encourage and nurture social, emotional, cooperative and team-building skills through competitive and non-competitive sports and games. Before leaving our school, each of our students has a chance to find their niche in the world of physical fitness and feels successful in a variety of core sports and recess games. We’d love to diversify the skills with some Crossfit elements again!