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In this week’s #TeamTuesday feature, meet Rebecca, the newest member of the Youth Programs team! Rebecca just joined the team as our FITfinity coordinator and will be working to grow this amazing new program. Rebecca is looking forward to creating an amazing program for children of all ages with special needs. Read on to learn more about Rebecca and what she hopes to accomplish for our members and the community in her new role here at the NAC.
Get to know Rebecca!
1. What are you looking forward to most in your new position?
I took this position because it truly aligns with who I am as a person. I knew it would enable me to create equitable learning and fitness opportunities for kids of all ability levels, which is a goal very near and dear to my heart. Our FITfinity program aims to do just that, and I am particularly looking forward to broadening the scope of its program offerings.
2. What color best describes your personality?
Well, I bleed Eagles green, but to describe my personality I would have to say red. I am energetic and animated, and when I am passionate about something I give it 110% at full speed.
3. When is the last time you did something for the first time?
Right now, I am running the French Exchange program at Hopewell Valley Central High School and absolutely loving it! I have run the Spanish Exchange program for years, but this will be my first time taking 15 students to Lyon, France for 17 days in the spring. I find that travel abroad, especially at an age in which kids are developing their own identity, is so important in promoting cultural tolerance and self-reflection.
4. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a full time princess. For obvious reasons, my long-term career goal remains the same.
5. What is the best concert you have ever been to?
The best performer I have seen live is Jay-Z. Hands down.
6. What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment has been coaching cheerleading in an environment that is inclusive of learners with special needs. When building a program, I like to create a family-like community that values each participant’s unique strengths. On my squad we focus on sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity, leadership, communication, discipline, and respect. We even have a mentoring program in which our High School cheerleaders take on leadership roles to mentor the Elementary level participants.
7. What are three things you can’t live without?
I absolutely cannot live without chocolate, my family, and the Philadelphia Eagles. In that order.
Interested in the FITfinity program at the NAC? Email Rebecca at email@example.com.