Youth Development Programs
Military Kids – Fit for Life!
The LPE Youth Fitness Tour
Military Kids-Fit For Life (MKFFL) is a new LPE program that will be launched August, 2013, covering 13 military bases throughout the United States this year. This program addresses the ongoing issue of obesity in military children along with stress management. Our programs provide tools that encourage long term success, and encourage the best emotional and physical outcomes.
Little Patriots Embraced (LPE) 2013 Base Tour includes an exclusive, specially designed, action packed exercise video that is choreographed and produced by famous celebrity trainer, Shawn Jenkins. The tour is designed to target military kids through LPE’s Project Bear Essentials
(PBE) and Military Kids Fit for Life (MKFFL) program. Featured in the “Hollywood Workout for Kids,” is a 30 minute workout DVD offering various exercises that involve: stretching, jogging, push-ups, and other workout techniques for kids. Our exclusive video is designed with fun and results in mind!
After PBE is over, those kids go directly into our fitness class. Parents will attend with them as spectators or participants. Older kids (13-17) will just have finished their 30 minute fitness class, and be viewing important material at our tables and having a healthy beverage provided by our sponsor.
After our fitness classes and PBE are over we will have a 5 K walk/run scheduled for ALL kids and their parents, and anyone on base wanting to support the program. We invite stroller mom’s and anyone interested in fitness as a way to gain better overall health!
Then after the 5 K, base volunteers will serve drinks and healthy snacks for all, and everyone will have an opportunity to review health related information on our sponsor tables.
Total programs are scheduled 9:00-1:00, a total of four hours.
There will be ample time prior to start time for sponsor set-up. Sponsors will have giveaways and information for family’s who visit our tables.
The total kids supported at each Base location on the tour will be a minimum of 120 kids, plus parents and the entire base community will be invited to attend our 5 K walk/run!
Project Bear Essentials
In December 2010 LPE launched a new program for children ages pre-school through age 12 years. Our program is called Project Bear Essentials. This program is designed specifically for children who have a parent deployed. The goal is to help them in both the classroom and at home.
It came to our attention that many young children have difficulties learning in school and dealing with stress due to deployment. Our program is designed to help those children who might be at risk better deal with this type of stress.
The PBE program deals with emotional stress in young military children due to frequent-long term deployments. With many reports of troop injuries, stress has become a more serious family issue. This is a 45 minute PBE program for approximately 60 kids ages 3-12. Rotating 30 kids at a time into two sessions, a total one and a half hours. Our Program Director will read 2 books that stress the fact that these children serve too. After reading time ends, we will begin a small, take home craft (the Homecoming box). Then the children will have a chat session, which will last for 15-20 min, allowing them to open up and discuss their life as a military child. Our goal is to help parents open up a new dialogue to assist their children with any emotional issues they be having. We also strive to recognize all military children for their service to our country.
If you are working with children on a military base in the United States and are interested in learning more about this program, please contact us via email.