Helping deserving youth lead healthy, productive lives
As part of our efforts to uplift our communities by controlling the high incidence of diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol, amongst other epidemics, that affect our Latino neighborhoods, every year we invite 15 kids from the Bronx Academy of Letters (BAL) to explore the sport of triathlon. Through this after school program, we teach youth life skills, discipline to complete the goals they set out for themselves, teach them about proper nutrition, get them fit through weekly training sessions and, most importantly show them how all of these things add up to create a positive long term impact in their lives.
Juniors undertake a 14 to 16-week triathlon training program under the expert instruction of USAT certified coaches to participate in their first endurance event .
To support them through completion of the program and to provide a positive role model, all of our Junior athletes are paired with an adult TriLatino triathlete as a mentor. We developed our mentorship program based upon capacity building consulting services that we received from the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE WORKSHOPS
Our Healthy Lifestyles Workshop series consists of nutrition education for the students and their families. Led by licensed doctors from Lincoln Medical Center, students have seminars on, but not limited to, healthy eating, food selection, food label reading, diet-related diseases, drugs/alcohol/tobacco, and training and competition diets.
Documentary film maker, Julio Pabon, Jr. of Selva City Media chronicled the inaugural year of the TriLatino Junior Team. It is a heart-warming and inspiring story of the kids, coaches, teachers and TriLatino staff who made up that first edition of TriLatino Junior. If you’re interested in seeing where it all began, just click on the button below!
Please help us continue to fight the good fight by making a DONATION to the TriLatino Junior Program. Your Tax-deductible donation will go a long way in helping us provide equipment, training, education and nutrition to these remarkable youths, as well as, pay for training facilities.