Youth Gymnastics at St. Joseph’s Indian School

Nearly 40 girls in grades 1-6 recently finished this year’s gymnastics program at St.

Mark, St. Joseph's Rec Center Specialist
Mark, St. Joseph’s Rec Center Specialist

Joseph’s Indian School!

We don’t have any competitions during our season. Instead, we focus on helping the girls have fun while they are being active, learning coordination, body awareness and image, plus persistence and perseverance! After two months of practice I saw lots of improvement and, of course, lots of laughs.

Our gymnastics time concluded with a performance at the Rec Center for the entire community and family members. The girls showcased their skills in tumbling, dance, vault, bar and beam. This was the second

Little by little, the gymnastics program is growing.
Thanks to donated equipment, we were able expand the gymnastics program this year.

year we held a performance for the community. We were very excited to be able to expand the performance this year, thanks to donations of different equipment.

Part of the goal of the program is to prepare the elementary girls to participate in high school gymnastics if they wish.

This week, the girls started a two-week gymnastic

St. Joseph’s gymnastics girls don’t participate in competitions yet, but focus on learning the basics.
St. Joseph’s gymnastics programs is a fun way for the girls to be active and learn body awareness, persistence and perseverance!

camp held by the local high school gymnastics team. I have been working directly with the high school coaches to coordinate programs so St. Joseph’s students get the most benefit possible from the camp. In the future, we hope to provide our students more choices for athletics as they progress through middle and high school.

Thank you for your support of these great opportunities for the Lakota children!

Mark S

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

2 thoughts on “Youth Gymnastics at St. Joseph’s Indian School”

  1. How wonderful! Our schools never had anything even close to your gymnastic program. I’m very happy for all the students. That will be a very rewarding experience!

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