Kiwanis of Rolling Hills Estates — Palos Verdes
The Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates is a group of private individuals, educators, businesspersons, and professionals whose primary mission is to serve children in our extended community. The Club is a community service organization dedicated to supporting children both directly and through various local charitable and deserving community organizations.
Meeting twice a week in small teams, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
The Riverside Road Runners supports these three efforts:
1) A pioneering program that provides running shoes to cross country runners at Riverside high schools. At the start of the running season, the club distributed gift cards purchased at The Running Center in Redlands.
2) Award funds to local elementary schools with a 100 Mile Club program. The 100 Mile Club is a nonprofit that provides youngsters the opportunity to run or walk 100 miles during a school year.
3) Awards to outstanding cross country runners who graduate from Riverside public high schools. The awards, to be distributed for the first time this spring, honor athletes for excellence in their sport, in academics and in community service.