Lynchburg, Va. – A Lynchburg non-profit makes a difference for older kids in foster care to better transition into the real world and now it's using fitness to help make that happen.
Dan West, executive director of Impact Living Services and Spartan Edge coach started the initiative for the older kids in foster care in the fall of 2016.
Beyond just building muscles they develop character.
West recruited 16-year-old Cory Solecki.
“We become our own fitness community, we work out together, we participate in the character development curriculum together, we run in races together, we eat together, we truly do try to formulate that fitness family,” explained West.
“Through the workouts he's helped me learn how to basically - be a young man,” Solecki said.
Dan makes sure the group is a mix of foster kids and non-foster peers.
If you would like to help support the program log on to https://spartan-2017.everydayhero.com/us/impact-the-life-of-a-foster-youth.