Teaming Up for Physical Activity
Active Science and Beyond Soccer Lawrence join forces to enhance physical activity among children in Lawrence, MA
In December, Active Science began an exciting partnership with Beyond Soccer Lawrence to work toward common goals: increasing physical activity and STEM achievement among children. Beyond Soccer is a non-profit sports-based, youth development organization based in Lawrence, Massachusetts that uses soccer to engage children ages 4-18. Truly going "beyond soccer," children enrolled with Beyond Soccer are also connected to new experiences off the field that create opportunities for leadership, healthy living, and academic achievement.
At the Andover - North Andover YMCA, Beyond Soccer's travel team, the Bulldogs, are incorporating the Active Science program into their practice. Children wear physical activity monitors during their practice and, after practice, are able to log-on to the Active Science app to enter their physical activity data and complete a STEM lesson.
"By aligning with organizations with similar missions, like Active Science, I am confident we can do more to impact the health and well-being of young people in our communities and schools - we have already witnessed a greater level of enthusiasm for learning and physical activity among participants." - Stephanie McArdle, Executive Director Beyond Soccer
Beyond Soccer's Bulldogs Travel Team with Coach Anne Lynch after a tough practice and time spent using Active Science in the Active Education Center at the Andover/North Andover YMCA.