BEYOND THE LOCKER has been hard at work in the city of Pittsburg, CA. During the last 6 weeks, BTL has teamed up with East County Boys and Girls Club (ECBGC) to present the Training Camp program to the students of Ranchos Medanos Middle School. Tony Stewart, former 10 year NFL Tight End, trained the students in the "G.I.V.E. IT ALL YOU GOT " life skills series. The students were challenged in areas of self-awareness, identity, vision and exercise.
During this process students have spent time in the classroom doing a variety of interactive workshops. The workshops included team building and public speaking sessions. The students have been physically active through completion of the G.I.V.E. Life Drills that are based on the life skills they learned in the program. The Training Camp will culminate with two final platforms that will highlight what students have learned and their transformation.
In the coming weeks the students will sharpen their skills as they prepare for the first platform at Pittsburgh City Hall. The students of Rancho Medanos will be presenting their growth to city leaders by showing them what they have learned in order to "G.I.V.E. IT ALL THEY GOT". The program will end the following week as the students execute a BTL "I Got Skills" Micro Camp for elementary school students at another ECBGC in Pittsburg, CA.
BTL is happy to have created a relationship with ECBGC and its Executive Director, Tamika Bennett. We look forward to building a relationship that will Engage, Equip and Transform the students of the Pittsburg area.
BEYOND THE LOCKER has grown by leaps and bounds over the past year. Our Regular Season program has helped Robertson Continuation High School achieve the Model School Award as a top 5 Continuation School in the State of California. We have grown to include more programs in Fremont, East Palo Alto and the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. In 2013, we will be announcing new programs in our effort to impact more youth and athletes of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Tony Stewart, the President and Founder of BEYOND THE LOCKER, had the good fortune of sharing his vision and experiences of BTL on the Bay Sunday program on CBS 5 Bay Area. Tony talks about how BTL got started, the unique programs that are involved and the vision for BTL.
BEYOND THE LOCKER is expanding its programs to reach youth and athletes all over the Bay Area. We are continually looking for donations and volunteers to help share our vision and motivate the youth through our various programs. If you are interested in being a BEYOND THE LOCKER teammate, please email us at email@example.com for more information on how you can donate your time or resources.Story by Nitin Yenigalla