1 Apr · yttcore · No Comments

Youth to the Core: Green Day

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7 Dec · yttcore · No Comments

Not enough P.E. at your school? Call this guy

As a kinesiologist and owner of a Pilates studio, it’s easy to see that Bret Caslavka has a passion for fitness. But the Bankers Hill resident isn’t stopping there. He also created Youth to the Core, a nonprofit program with a mission to bring more physical education to schools. The program teaches kids everything from …

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17 Nov · yttcore · No Comments

Pilates is Perfect for Growing Athletes

Are you an athlete? Maybe you’re a basketball player, track athlete or football player. Perhaps you’re a dancer, runner, or swimmer. No matter what sport it is you play, there’s one thing that can help hone your strength, increase your flexibility, and enhance your power: Pilates. Pilates helps focus your mind on your body’s needs, …

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16 Apr · yttcore · No Comments

Comparing Youth to the Core to BOKS (Build Our Kids)

Sponsored by Reebok, BOKS is a 45 minute before school program for grades K-5 that’s either organized into a 12 week curriculum delivered twice a year or three times per week delivered year round. Each session uses a 5 segment exercise program with a weekly skill topic that includes games associated to the skill and …

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16 Mar · yttcore · No Comments

Comparing Youth to the Core and Presidents Youth Fitness Program

There are only a few other programs that offer a similar program to Youth to the Core so we’ve decided to review them and compare their programs to what we offer here at Youth to the Core. The Presidents Youth Fitness Program (PYTFP) is an assessment program that was created in partnership with the National …

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16 Mar · yttcore · No Comments

Comparing Youth to the Core and SPARK

PARK is a program that holds a 6 hour or 12 hour workshop to train school educators to implement a physical education program on their own. They are provided with materials and assessment forms for the teacher to implement and support. Once the workshops are completed SPARK provides a follow-up and sustainability program for the …

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16 Feb · yttcore · No Comments

Bagged Lunches From Home Are Failing

Bagged Lunches From Home Are Failing A new study has determined that the lunches kids bring from home are not as healthy as those served in school cafeterias.  Researchers say that in general, lunches brought from home contain more salt, fewer fruits, vegetables and whole grains than compared with the standard meals provided in the …

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17 Jan · yttcore · No Comments

Kids May Be Safer and Smarter But Still Overweight

Kids today are generally safer and do better in school than they have at any time in the last 20 years according to a new study from Duke University.  At every level, more children are enrolled in classes.  Graduation rates are up in high school and more kids are getting their college degrees.  Overall, test …

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17 Dec · yttcore · No Comments

Test Scores and Physical Education: a Priority Run Amok

The “No Child Left Behind” Act first implemented in 2002 has created a testing frenzy in many of our schools.  It has resulted in the elimination of art and music, so teachers have more time to prepare for tests.  But it has also impacted kids in other ways.  Now, more than ever, as schools across …

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17 Nov · yttcore · No Comments

The State of Youth to the Core

When we began our program in September, 2011, we set out on a journey that began with 23 K/1st graders in one classroom at the McGill School of Success. In meeting once a week for 45 minutes at a time, we began to develop a curriculum that ultimately created a standards-based Physical Education template for …

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