We Run Orange County’s Kids is a nonprofit, public-service corporation that provides after-school intervention programs for Middle and High School students in the Orange County, California area.
Based on the idea that life is like a Marathon, the mission of We ROCK is to teach our community’s teenagers the important life skills of goal setting, self-reliance, discipline and self-confidence through the design and delivery of instructional programs focused on the proper training for, and completion of, a marathon.
As an organization, We Run Orange County’s Kids is committed to providing:
- Education and ongoing exposure to the most up to date health, nutrition and physical fitness information available via the latest in medical research.
- Training for our runners, staff and volunteers to ensure that our participants carry these life lessons with them into, and throughout, adulthood.
- Support for our teams by involving the families and community members of the participants in the training, mentoring and motivation of our runners.
- Encouragement to empower Orange County’s youth to accomplish goals well beyond the scope of a 26.2 mile run.