Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Last Saturday on October the 2nd, the Grassroots Hoyas put on their annual Grassroots Fest. The Fest is the annual fundraiser that spreads HIV/AIDS prevention awareness and raises money for the cause. This year the Fest focused on “Lose the Shoes” and hosted a 3v3 barefoot soccer tournament.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Last Friday we started out first program of the semester at Francis Stevens EC. The Grassroot Project curriculum has lots of fun ways to get kids' attention. Instead of yelling "quiet" or "shhh," instead Athlete Coaches have key words or phrases that get the kids to respond in unison. All the sudden, the room is silent, and we are ready to move onto the next activity. It really works wonders- try it sometime when you are in a big group!
One such mechanism is the “Lions and Tigers and Bears”. When the coaches yell this out, all the kids respond “Oh My!” Another favorite is to simply yell “Hands Up”. Normally, the kids all put both hands in the air.
Once again, the kids at Francis Stevens continue to surprise us! This time, when TSpence yelled “Hands Up,” the kids responded: “ AAAND THEY STAY THERE!”
Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Saturday, September 18, 2010
It's been an awesome experience seeing our programs come together at the beginning of each semester and I'm always amazed at how willing student-athletes are to volunteer their precious time for a cause they know is greater than themselves. Being at training everyday and working with these amazing student-athletes from George Washington, Howard and Georgetown has been an inspiration!