The Youth Villages Runners’ Club engages youth in our residential treatment programs in weekly training runs and monthly 5K races. If you're looking for an opportunity to engage with youth that have mental and behavioral needs and also get some exercise, this is the program for you! Our youth love to have a buddy to run (or walk) with, not only is it motivating, but it also teaches them healthy relationships and social skills. With weekly and monthly volunteer opportunities on weekdays, as well as the weekend, it’s easy to fit Runners’ Club into your schedule.
Before you get started, make sure you answer YES to the following:
Are you 21 years of age? Willing to complete a background check and 1 hour training? Able to spend an hour on your feet moving around?