Exceeding Expectations

Exceeding Expectations

Exceeding Expectations

 

Exceeding Expectations, a program in San Bernardino that serves an inner-city population, is designed to encourage at-risk kids to move their lives in a positive direction, using the sport of triathlon as the vehicle. The goal is not to develop the kids into elite athletes, but rather to offer them opportunities to participate in a lifestyle that is healthy, goal-oriented, and very unlike that which they experience in their everyday lives. They strive to replace negative influences with positive role models and to instill in the kids a powerful new discipline of setting measurable goals and working hard to achieve them.  

Their highest priority is education, and their ultimate objective is to ensure that every one of the kids graduates high school and goes on to college.  

 How the USA Triathlon Foundation supported Exceeding Expectations: 

The USA Triathlon Foundation grant allowed Exceeding Expectations to organize a group of kids into the new Movin’ Up program, a group of over 20 children who had run 5Ks but never completed a triathlon. Their biggest limiter was having enough small bikes for the kids, and the USAT grant gave them the means to purchase those bikes and allow children to participate in triathlon.