Nancy Kotowski, Ph.D, Mty Cty Superintendent of Schools, at the two million mile celebration congratulating students
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I consider myself very fortunate to be part of the JUST RUN Program. This is an excellent program that motivates students, teachers, parents and community members to practice physical fitness on a daily basis. In my kindergarten class JUST RUN is part of our daily routine. My students can't wait for this part of the day; running is an important part of their lives. Kids are starting to understand the importance of doing exercise to keep themselves healthy.
Ana, Kindergarten Teacher, Prunedale, CA
I am glad that my class had the opportunity to be part of the Just Deeds component of JUST RUN. When the students are good citizens, they are also motivated to be better students that work very hard to accomplish their assignments. They are also more organized, and the classroom environment is very pleasant. The students respect each other and help one another! I am looking forward to being part of JUST RUN in the future.
Enelidia, First Grade Teacher, Monterey County, CA
What I have noticed most about our students is the excitement and joy they have developed for JUST RUN. Every day we head out for P.E. I am asked the same question. “Are we doing JUST RUN?” In my opinion, this program is wonderful and should be used at all schools. A few of my students are not your typical runners. They either have a weight problem, or other physical difficulties, but this doesn’t stop them. They either run as much as they can or they walk. Thebest part is, they never give up. They keep moving no matter what. The students have become stronger runners and they are so proud when they find out they have completed anothermile or that they are able to run more laps then the week before. I am so thankful for this program and for Kevin R. who brought JUST RUN to our school.
Suzann, Third Grade Teacher, Santa Lucia School
JUST RUN’s involvement in the sport of youth running continues to not only inspire thousands of children to live healthy, active lives, but provides a wonderful model for other teachers and leaders to develop in their communities. This program provides all the components necessary to create long-lasting, healthy change for children within their communities.