Despite the circumstances, we made the very best of 2020. We delivered three events pre-covid to 150 BIPOC, refugee and low income teens, including with youth in the Juvenile Detention Center alongside K.J. Wright, and a snowboarding trip at Snoqualmie Pass with DeShawn Shead. Additionally, we put serious effort towards raising awareness and encouraging kids to get outside through two mediums that we know kids respond well to - social media, and sports! Our “Walk and Talk Ca
With KJ Wright and Cooper Helfet February 24, 2020 TNP Athlete Ambassador KJ Wright spent most of a day in the gym but not his usual training gym. He joined TNP and our partner Upower to talk with over 30 youth on the importance of training not only their bodies but their minds to get active thinking about topics like perseverance, determination, goal setting and teamwork. The impact of KJ’s words clearly resonated. From Head of the Mental Health Clinic: "Thank you for bringi
With DeShawn Shead at Snoqualamie Pass February 11, 2020 Fear Factor of trying something for the first time. DeShawn Shead tried snowboarding for the first time alongside 52 youth from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences going outside with our partner SOS Outreach. Talk about being eager and game for anything. DeShawn did not minding falling down in the snow in front of people and getting up and trying again. He was a perfect role model both in words and actions.
Last weekend we had the privilege to bring a group of @the_natureproject athlete mentors to spend a day with young members of the Tulalip Tribe at the Tulalip Reservation just north of Seattle, Washington. Once again, the Seattle Seahawks showed up to support our mission with @jkearse15 and @tswoopes18. After a day spent along the coast experiencing the TNP curriculum, learning about teamwork, communication, perseverance and the benefits of spending time in nature, TNP co-fou
"Seeing students ask for help, give help, and let other people give them a hand was very beautiful. When students who didn’t think they could reach their goals were successful, the look on their faces was just priceless.” -Chris Clymer, 9th/10th grade teacher CHOICE Academy HS