Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy

Marathon Kids Leadership Academy provides dynamic, action-focused professional development and training for individuals who want to be champions for health in their community. Sessions are customizable to fit each unique school setting and support continuing education requirements. Leadership Academy can take many forms, from a one-hour virtual training, to district in-service workshops, to full-day conferences focused on a range of physical activity, leadership and advocacy topics, to national networking opportunities.

“I recently went to an Ambassador Training… and I felt like I had been to camp. I was pumped, energized, encouraged, and ready to get back to my own kids and start back up with our MK Run Club. I left equipped to better our MK program, and that’s saying a lot since our students did amazing last school year. I look forward to many more years with this group of great coaches!”

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Marathon Kids serves children first by serving adults. And we know that even the most passionate individual cannot advocate effectively without knowledge, training, and support. Because of this, Marathon Kids offers a customizable training program for adults who want to reach their highest potential as healthy role models in their community.

This Academy can deliver both virtual and live trainings to adults across three core topics: leadership development, professional development, and translating our evidence-based strategies into practical application and action. Together with our existing program support and implementation tools, Leadership Academy forms the foundation of Marathon Kids’ support for asset-based community development, program efficacy, and genuine community transformation. By training and empowering motivated adults, Marathon Kids is building local cultures of health across the country – one running club at a time.

Leadership Academy is available nationwide — with both virtual and live options — for half- and full-day training by Marathon Kids.

For more information on Leadership Academy, contact Stefanie Ediger at stefanie@marathonkids.org.