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Below are some great organizations where you can coach or work with kids. Find the right fit for you!


Wakeman Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse

Wakeman Smilow Burroughs Clubhouse


2414 Fairfield Ave.

This new clubhouse is conveniently located on Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock. they provide sports programming, enrichment programs and homework help.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run

The New Canaan YMCA
Contact Mary Bentley
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Be a Coach! Girls on the Run is an experiential learning program for girls age 8-13. The 10-week after school program combines training for a 3.1 mile (5K) running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals if the program are the encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development and cab be brought to any school or program. Volunteer needs include Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Running Buddy, Fundraising and Community Awareness.

It's a fun and rewarding way to be involved!  GOTR Coaches do not have to be runners.  Just have a sincere interest in a healthy lifestyle, a positive outlook, and a true desire to help young girls prepare for a life time of healthy living and self respect.  GOTR provides all program supplies and training for coaches.  Time commitment is twice a week, from approximately 3:30 - 5:00.  This volunteer position may be used as a service learning project, internship, or other college credit project upon agreement of the college/university and Director.

Cardinal Sheehan Center

1494 Main Street, Bridgeport

The Cardinal Sheehan Center is a community center providing recreational, educational, and social opportunities for moderate and low-income families in Bridgeport. They run sports leagues, provide tutoring and homework help, summer camp and many enrichment programs for kids.

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