Gymnastics is an activity that prepares youth for any sport through strength, flexibility and motor skill development. This not only increases athletic abilities, but also teaches the character values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility, while having fun. This is a great opportunity for youth to grow and mature into productive adults in society, through the sport of gymnastics. Helping children set goals and then achieve them is what helps our youth of today grow into the leaders of tomorrow.
The even greater reward is the youth who starts as a starry eyed five-year old grows into a teenager, that goes out of their way to help make the new starry eyed five-year old feel welcome in the gym. That is what this entire project is about. Building character in the youth who participate in the program and helping them grow into responsible healthy adults with a great sense of community. I have watched countless youth grow and progress through gymnastics. They eventually leave the program and travel in their own direction, but they always hold their journey through gymnastics in their hearts and never forget the friendships they have made and life lessons they have learned.