To live and strive in America is a Hustle – the past decade has made this abundantly clear. The Varsity Blues Scandal just underscores the lengths to which some people are willing to go to address that very fact.
So how do we align visions to ensure that thousands of kids who are currently doing nothing after school get involved in something? To achieve this goal, we must figure out how to maximize the work of staff members, keep funders engaged and fully support youth.
As March Madness winds down, it’s worth remembering that this orgy of money, media, and hype is supposed to represent the pinnacle of student-athlete achievement. But let’s be real.
The topic of outreach rowing has been much discussed the last few years, generating articles and opinions nation wide. It is my belief that rowing provides obvious, and not so obvious, benefits to participants and I also strongly believe that any movement to push these benefits along need to happen at the grass roots level.
Sport is good, healthy, and a catalyst for human connection, social participation, identity construction and an opportunity to move up the social ladder – at least for some.
With your back against the wall shouldn’t you look for the most interesting and strategically impressive way out? Using alternative sports in this undermanning way is that tool. Use it.