Change Lives While Teaching Healthy Habits
Help Kids With Your Certified Yoga-Instruction Skills
Kids Work It Out volunteers enjoy the experience of a lifetime by working to give kids the tools to make healthful choices. Your passion for health and wellness and dedication to children will have a profound impact on our community. If you’d like to volunteer, please complete the following form and join us!
Here’s Why You Should VolunteerKWIO volunteers influence kids’ health for a lifetime. This fulfilling opportunity gives teachers an unforgettable experience, as well as an opportunity to inspire a culture of peace and health for children in Detroit.
ExperienceKWIO volunteers provide students with invaluable tools to live a healthier life, while gaining a unique teaching experience. Participating in our program gives yoga teachers a chance to fine-tune their skills. Schoolteachers and health professionals working with children gain classroom-management experience and Kids Work It Out’s specialized children’s nutrition training.
Relationships“I want to be a part of creating a brighter future in Detroit and DKWIO has given me the opportunity to do so,” says Kirsten Beyer, Program Manager at KWIO. Like Kirsten, many of our volunteers have cultivated professional relationships, even long-lasting friendships with other teachers.
ImpactMany kids in Detroit are exposed to high levels of stress as a result of poverty and violence. When Kids Work It Out volunteers introduce Detroit schoolchildren to mindfulness and yoga-based movement, they are helping them lower stress and become more resilient. Volunteers give students the tools to feel stronger and calmer, which ultimately prepares kids to achieve academic improvement and emotional balance.
Having fun teaching at John King! The groups are large but we had an opportunity to ‘get real’ with concentration. I love teaching for DKWIO!
— Linda B., Volunteer Yoga Teacher
Kids are learning to incorporate breath and movement…it has been very fulfilling to teach these skills to elementary students.
— Sara O., Volunteer Yoga Teacher