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Team Unbreakable Expanding Reach In 2020

More schools have been hearing about the successes of Team Unbreakable.

Fresh off a Bold and Cold 5k that exceeded fundraising and participation expectations, the plans for Spring 2020 are to double the number of schools from the current 13 to 25. The program is creating a buzz in the community.

New this year is a “Train the trainer” seminar on Dec. 8 at The Runners Academy in Toronto. Current and prospective team leads will be led through the updated materials, taken through drills, and will learn about the neuroscience of running.  The University of Toronto’s Mental Health and Physical Activity lab has collaborated with Team Unbreakable to produce new videos and program content for this spring’s training block.

Team Unbreakable is poised for its start up in York Region, while continuing to support old and new programs in Peel, Halton, and Walkerton.  “We’re pleased with the growing support and enthusiasm for the program as more schools come on board next year,” said Nils.  “It’s a testament to the positive changes we’ve implemented.”

If you’re interested in supporting Team Unbreakable as a volunteer, contact nilsb@teamunbreakable.ca

We wish you all a Happy Holidays and a safe and Happy New Year! See you in 2020.

Blog:The Three Pillars by TU Director of Programs Nils Blondon

The Three Pillars
by Nils Blondon

I’ve had an untraditional journey.  A path defined more by chance than planning, more by grace than reason.  I never thought I would be a runner. I never imagined that running, a sport I loathed for the bulk of my life, would become something of a career for me. Not as a professional athlete, but as the coordinator of a youth program that combines running with mental health. And as the recent science has proven, the relationship between the two is deeply symbiotic.

Read More about Team Unbreakable’s Nils Blondon and how he has leveraging running as an antidote to life. Learn how children he has worked with over the yearS have helped him re-frame his attitude and enlivened his spirit.

https://startswithme.ca/the-three-pillars-mental-health/