LEARN . PLAY . LEAD
It Takes a Village Youth Services is a comprehensive program to help combat childhood obesity, improve social and academic skills by incorporating everyday fitness and play that assists with building leadership skills, school community and self confidence in the students we serve. Studies show there is a correlation between physical fitness and academic achievement. Our programs are designed to develop the entire school community through youth leadership training, recess enhancement, professional development for teachers, and community engagement activities.
"Intelligence plus character, that is the true goal of education." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER
It Takes A Village Youth Services (ITAVYS) is a sport-based youth development organization that uses sports, fitness and fun as vehicles to obtain our goals. ITAVYS has two main goals: to combat childhood obesity and to promote our core values through play and fun. Our methodology for combating childhood obesity is to promote a fun and fit lifestyle through sports and games for all levels of athleticism. The promotion of our core values: Communication, Accountability, Teamwork, Self- discipline, Leadership, and of course our essential core value, Fun are incorporated in safe, competitive atmospheres that brings out the best in every participant. Participants learn to love to compete because competition makes you better. Winning is not the focus, competing against yourself, to become better than you are, leads to winning and a positive lifestyle. It takes all those involved “The Village” to build self confidence in our youth.
WHAT WE OFFER
Physical Education Program- Regimen of stretches, exercise routines and running allocated to the start of each Fit & Play Time.
Recess Enhancement – Provide a safe, structured environment that promotes teamwork, good sportsmanship, social responsibility and fun. Achieved through individual class time (FPT) to promote said skills and learn active games. After School Program- Sports-based program that promotes teamwork, good sportsmanship, communication, social responsibility and leadership through sports and group activities.
It Takes a Village Youth Services is committed to building school community through its partnerships. Each residency is tailored to the needs of each school community. Below is an outline of our multi-year program scaffold for our residencies.
Year 1-Youth Fitness, Recess Enhancement, Leadership Program
Year 2-Youth Fitness, Recess Enhancement, Leadership Program, After School Program
Year 3-Youth Fitness, Recess Enhancement, Leadership Program, After School Program, Summer Program Expansion
With each residency, there are basic costs that need to be covered which includes personnel and materials. The final cost of a residency is based on the budget presented by the partnering agency. Below is a basic price list for single sessions and multi-week residencies.
Professional Development Workshops
$275 per session (serves a maximum of 30 people)
Recess Enhancement Sessions
$75 per session (at least 2 sessions required)
Year Long Residencies
Negotiated based on the budget of the partnering school