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Monday, May 1, 2017

Beat the Streets

Address: 721 Chalkstone Ave, Providence RI
Description of the overall mission of this organization: A nonprofit organization that reaches out to at risk youth through co-educational wrestling in a positive safe environment.  We provide academic support, mentoring, physical activity and nutritional information for students that will help them succeed in school and life.
Ages of youth served: 12-14
Name of Mentor: Silas Murray
Hours worked: Practices are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2-5:30. Extra practice is offered every day of the week except Sundays at 2 different locations.  Matches are usually Tuesdays or Wednesdays mostly and start at 4 (they go for about 3 hours). Tournaments are usually Saturday or Sunday all day.
Description of your role and duties: I help plan and run the workouts, in charge or stretching, help with drilling, getting kids to pay attention, coach at matches and tournaments, and drive kids home.
Description of the culture of the place: We hold practice in the middle school gym at Nathanael Greene.  We bring up mats from the basement every practice.  We all wear workout clothes and wrestling shoes which are provided by the coaches.
Additional Requirements: We take a bus to tournaments and matches.  Us coaches drive the kids who need a ride home.
Special notes on process of getting this internship: Got introduced to Beat the Streets through YDEV 250 when we visited the organization.
Other internship opportunities with this organization: Mentoring

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship? Sports, afterschool, mentoring
sports, preschool, DCYF, teenagers, administrative, trauma, mentoring, hands-on, art, science, afterschool, dance, curriculum, library, school, leadership, paid,

Your name: Laura Johnston
Your cohort: 4
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