When Oren Lieber-Kotz entered his freshman year at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, everything felt unfamiliar, so the competitive swimmer decided to try a new sport as well. When he tried ultimate frisbee, he was hooked—on the fast-paced, nonstop, no-contact sport and on its positive culture as well. Immediately, Oren started making good friends. While watching a
GOING BIG TO GIVE ALZHEIMER’S THE BOOT: “It’s all about asking, and asking with confidence,” says Alex LeClair. The senior at the University of Vermont is Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Service for his fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike). He’s talking on the phone while huddled under an electric blanket in his barely heated apartment. That
By Positive Tracks SWB Ambassador, Nadia Alaiyan, January 12,2016
Nadia’s story originally appeared on the blog of our charity partner, Soccer Without Borders.
In August of 2012, I had my first experience with Soccer Without Borders. I volunteered at a week long camp in Oakland, California, helping coach and organize activities for children ages 5-10. I
This story originally appeared on the blog of our charity partner, Soccer Without Borders.
Just three miles apart, every year Walt Whitman High School and Bethesda Chevy Chase face off in the “Battle of Bethesda” between the two schools’ soccer teams. This year, the girls’ soccer JV and Varsity teams channeled their passion for this rivalry
On a typical fall day in 2014, high school freshman Sydney Paul was at home in Wellesley, MA, watching Grey’s Anatomy on TV with a friend, both of them admiring one of their favorite actors. Shortly afterwards, they saw an ad on Facebook for the 2014 Dempsey Challenge, an event featuring McDreamy himself and benefiting
Norris Cotton Cancer Center Team Photo
Running a half-marathon for cancer research was one of the coolest moments of my life; even though I injured myself 3 weeks before the event shoveling mulch. I willed myself to the starting line anyway. It was easy to ask my friends, tennis team and family to make donations
People Are Good.
Positive Tracker Jesse Ross and his two hiking buddies found themselves repeating that as they hiked the Appalachian Trail last summer. All three were overwhelmed with acts of kindness and generosity – both small and large – and from total strangers along the entire 2,185-mile journey. Jesse had taken the spring term off from
We talk about how we help youth get active and give back, and we swear on our sweaty t-shirts it’s all true. BUT, if you want to understand how Positive Tracks actually empowers youth, there’s nothing better than hearing it straight from the source. If you have 7 minutes to spare, we hope you will check
Trip Report from Big City Mountaineers’ Summit for Someone up the Grand Teton
Positive Tracker and Youth Ambassador Board member Kate Dumanian recently returned from Wyoming where she participated in a Summit for Someone Climb to raise money for Big City Mountaineers. Although Kate’s climbing group, led by Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, was unable to summit due
Olympic skier and Broadcast Analyst for NBC Universal Sports, Doug Lewis, and his crew of energetic youngsters recently completed the ELITEAM 100, 000 Burpee Challenge in support of Positive Tracks.
Because they’re tough. Check out Doug’s Demo here. After ten, you’ll know why 125 a day is a big deal. You gotta be motivated to get these suckers done!