All of our 5/6 Lil’ Dragons learn to jump rope as a part of our coordination drills. This is a great story as told by Evan’s mom about jumping rope and service to our community.
Evan participated in Jump Rope for Heart this year at school. Last year he went and was very frustrated that he could not jump rope well. This year, he was incredibly excited about the event, ready to show off his advanced jump roping skills (thanks you balanced life!). It was a wonderful experience for him and increased his self esteem. Because he was so excited for the event, he wanted to participate in the fundraising aspect of it, raising money for the American Heart Association. (Btw, I told him that I did not want to request donations from anyone at BLS because it was the same time as his cereal box drive and I explained how important it was to not ask for too much.) We went online and talked to friends and family about what he was doing. Evan raised $445, more than anyone else at his school. His sister even contributed $5 of her money to support the fundraising efforts! Overall, it was an incredible opportunity for him to shine in many aspects. I believe that most of what he gained from this experience grew as an extension of what you teach at BLS and I wanted to thank you for that.
Evan W. jumps rope Here’s a video of some of the more complicated jump roping he was doing that day.