Posted on June 4, 2014
The amazing connection between CrossFit and education is one that hits home for me, as helping to bridge that gap is a passion of mine and the reason I started coaching in the first place. Through my work with CrossFit, I have gotten to meet some amazing educators, who have devoted their lives to helping students turn their lives around or start off on the right foot through incorporating CrossFit into their schools, and I have seen first-hand the impact CrossFit can have on kids and teenagers.
A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting one such educator named Demi Brown. When we met, she explained her dream to create a school with CrossFit written into its charter. She developed a curriculum, mission statement, and philosophy based around all of the things we love so much about CrossFit to help give these students an awesome start at success, not only in health and fitness, but more importantly, in their own sense of self and empowerment.
Well, this dream has become a reality; after years of hard work, Demi will be opening up Empower Charter this coming Fall with only one more hurdle to get past. All that is left is acquiring the financial backing to help with the necessary fees for the first year.
NorCal CrossFit will be hosting the Squats For A School event put on by Demi and her team on Saturday June 21st. All it takes is signing up online and showing up to complete the workout at one of our locations that day.
Your participation in this fundraiser will help this public charter school make a direct impact in the second largest school district in California. By participating in Squats for Schools, you are helping take a stand for childhood obesity, and helping children who may not have had a great foundation for leading a healthy lifestyle. Empower’s success will be documented, which will empower others from around the world to implement a similar school model in their hometowns, starting something wonderful.
If you sign up before this Saturday, you’ll even get a sports bottle as a thank you! There will also be a prize for the affiliate that raises the most funds for the school!
Prizes and sports bottles aside though, let’s come together and raise some money for a cause that seriously keeps on giving. For more information on the school itself and the event click HERE.
WORKOUT FOR THURSDAY
5 Pullups + 5 burpees
8 Pistols + 8 Wall Ball