"Change starts with ordinary people doing extraordinary things. The path to extraordinary is open to anyone at any time." -Dr. Larry Brilliant
The 2016-17 fiscal year was one of growth, opportunity, trying new things, learning, and ultimately changing how we operate so that thousands more kids in Utah can experience safe and healthy play. With your support this year, we have innovated around a new service model (Junior Coach Corps), enhanced our professional development offerings and kept our eye on better data and managing outcomes. As a result, 33,000 kids in Utah experienced an enhanced school environment that got them more active, developed healthy social skills, and prepared them to thrive inside the classroom.
I am extremely proud to report that we are on track to reach our AIM of 175,000 Utah children experiencing safe and healthy play by 2020. The energy and dedication of our investors and supporters, our board, AmeriCorps members, site coordinators, and office team serve as a constant inspiration to me.Changing priorities in education that lead to enhanced outcomes starts with ordinary people engaging in the extraordinary. As we continue to grow, engage in strategic partnerships, and recognize meaningful outcomes; I look forward to continuing in the extraordinary with you.
Go Forth and Rock it!
Chris Conard, Executive Director