DIY - Snack kits for student athletes
Brief Organizational Description:
Start 1 Spark supports low income middle school students in joining school extracurriculars so they can enjoy their school community with their classmates. By connecting with community members who have the ability and desire to assist students, together, we cover the cost of personal sports equipment, instrument rental, club fee, or art supplies, so more students can participate in school activities. When our students thrive, so do our communities!
Currently, Start 1 Spark partners with HCPS’s John Rolfe Middle School and CCPS’s Falling Creek Middle School. Each school has roughly 70% of their student population qualifying for free or reduced price meals. Most student athletes do not have access to a healthy snack after school to energize them in the competition. Through the Fuel for Fun program, student athletes receive a nutritious snack to support their physical development and keep their mental focus on the game and having FUN!
In a quart or gallon size ziplock bag, please place one of each item:
- Fruit cup with a fork or applesauce pouch
- Protein item like KIND, CLIF, Luna bars, peanut butter crackers, nut mixes, etc. - please do a mix of nut and nut free items
- Snack size chip, pretzel, or popcorn
Include an uplifting and encouraging message in each kit. Topics to focus on include teamwork, trying your best, and don’t give up. Sports this fall season include boys soccer, football, cheerleading, girls tennis, girls basketball, and cross country.
When thinking about what to write, consider:
- Were the friendships you made in middle and high school because of classroom connections or through extracurricular activities?
- Does your favorite memory of middle or high school link to an extracurricular activity?
- What skills did you learn by participating in a school extracurricular activity?
Deliver completed kits to Start 1 Spark's location at 10431 Patterson Ave., Henrico 23238 (note: this is the BalanceRVA building). We recognize 1 hour of volunteer service for 10 completed kits. Completed kits can be dropped off on:
Tuesday, October 3rd from 4-5:30pm
Wednesday, October 4th from 11am-2pm
Thursday, November 2nd from 4-5:30pm
Friday, November 3rd from 11am-2pm
Discover more about Start 1 Spark at our website: https://www.start1spark.org/.
Share your Fuel for Fun experience on social media and tag us on Facebook (@start1spark).
Questions?? Reach out to Amber any time at Amber@start1spark.org.
Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:14+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed
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