Ready, Set, Gold! kicked off its 11th year last week by hosting its annual Orientation program, and dozens of Olympians, Paralympians, teachers and school administrators came out to learn about the exciting things planned for the 2018-19 academic calendar.
The meetings were held at the renowned LA84 Foundation Library and at the LAUSD Northwest District office in Lake Balboa.
Some of the highlights were:
– John Moffet, who swam in the 1984 Los Angeles Games, gave an inspiring talk about the meaning of Olympism.
– Kate Sheehan from UCLA CARES offered an informative discussion on her organization’s research into recognizing and coping with childhood anxiety.
– Our keynote presenters were from Playworks, an Oakland-based nonprofit that designs curriculum and activities that offer play opportunities during recess, lunch and after school programs.
Ready, Set, Gold! pairs Southern California Olympians and Paralympians with more than 40 Los Angeles area public schools to promote student fitness. The program is funded by Samsung and The Foundation for Global Sports Development.