UT Elementary Soccer and Tennis Programs
Ignite A Dream formed a partnership with UT Elementary School and became a part of their WellNest Afterschool Program. This is a wonderful Healthy Family Initiative after-school program that focuses on physical activity and healthy food consumption. The students spend each weekday engaging in one aspect of the after-school program model with health experts.
Our programs are held each Monday for the duration of 2010/2011 school year. We have 20 very dedicated and enthusiastic students, eager to learn games of soccer and tennis. Each student in this program has been individually selected based on number of health and physical activity factors. Our collective goal is to guide and educate our students towards healthier lifestyle, and in our case we use soccer and tennis to foster qualities such as self esteem and self respect, as well as teach them sportsmanship and teamwork. With outstanding support from UT Elementary coaching staff, we are very excited to see the changes that we have made in our first couple of months.
We have just finished our first semestar of our program and with very generous support of our donors, we have been able to give brand new soccer cleats to all of our students. To see a short video of Ignite A Dream handing out soccer cleats to our students, click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06zYyyfv7Dg
To learn more about UT Elementary, please visit their website http://utelementary.org/