OUR CREATION AT A GLANCE...
T.H.R.I.V.E: Think Health and Reach Inclusion Via Exercise.
I have come to realize that there are hardly any resources available to our ID/DD population. This has led me to the creation of a reoccurring ( weekly/ possibly biweekly) exercise class for individuals experiencing Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.Why T.H.R.I.V.E??Physical and mental health are equally important. The goal for this class is to not only build on our physical and mental abilities, but social well-being as well. We at T.H.R.I.V.E will strive to personally connect with each athlete, to model the importance of physical and mental exercise- all while working together and making new friends. This class will be all inclusive and open to all ages. It does originate in Newberg/ Yamhill County- but is not limited to- the more the merrier! I plan on this class relying solely off of donations, as I do not want the athletes or their families paying for my services, they already have plenty that they are funding. Donations will be going straight into the class, from exercise equipment and insurance to T-Shirts and awards. Keeping in mind that if T.H.R.I.V.E is successful, it will be accessible year round!! Being healthy, exercising, and meeting new people is important for ALL humans to do, let’s treat it that way.
Making A Difference
With this acronym, our goal is to challenge our brains. To THINK outside the box. We can become empowered by our own abilities to strategize and organize our thinking process- gaining the confidence to fulfill our potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this aspect. Health and Wellness is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact mentally and physically on our volunteers and teammates. Contact us to learn more about our commitment.
At T.H.R.I.V.E OR, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Inclusion is by no means a difficult feat though some may act like it, through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate outstanding progress in this area- and reach full inclusion! We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
Now for the main event... Exercise!! This All-inclusive, all ages program revolves around exercise. Because we expect a wide variety of athletes attending, each class will be structured on a class to class basis- to assure that the most appropriate level activities are accessible. Please do share any thoughts you might have in regards to activities!
“Diversity is being invited to the party; Inclusion is being asked to dance. ”