Triathlon training program aims to level playing field for young Chicagoans

Francisco Arenas, director of intervention for BUILD, partnered with Live Grit Soars this year as a part of a city violence prevention grant focused on helping kids who have either experienced violence or are at risk. 

They train kids every Wednesday to help them feel mentally and physically better and provide them with a supportive environment. 

“No one is thinking of triathlon when they’re thinking about violence prevention,” Arenas said. “This is a part of our approach to positive youth development and to teach them coping skills to make better choices and not be victims of violence.” 

Read the full article from the Sun-Times to learn more about the Triathlon and participating organizations here.

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