Henrico students create a fitness program for neighborhood kids

Posted at 9:21 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 09:21:54-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- All school and no play can get a little boring, especially during virtual learning. That's what helped inspire two Henrico County students to do something different during the pandemic.

Tucker High School student Sarah Payes and Freeman High School student Abby Darter had an idea, an after-school fitness program that takes place at Tuckahoe Elementary.

"We both saw kids in our neighborhood that needed some interaction with other kids," Payes said. "They wanted to play."

It's not all fun and games. There are lessons involved.

"How to be kind. How to be respectful, but also have fun at the same time," Payes said.

"During Coronavirus, we all have to learn new skills and if this is her opportunity, let's go for it," Sarah mom's Ann said. "Teachers at Tucker High School have been really supportive and talking about how this plays into her long-term college and career goals."

Taking time out to help their community and teaching kids about teamwork and physical fitness. Building a resume like this for college and having a little fun at the same time is Building Better Minds.

Building Better Minds with Rob Cardwell airs every Wednesday at 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. on CBS 6 and is sponsored by Virginia Family Dentistry.

Find unique, award-winning stories every day on CBS 6 News:

💰Mondays: CBS 6 Gives
📁Tuesdays: CBS 6 Problem Solvers Investigations
🏙️ Wednesdays: Our RVA
👔Wednesdays: Wayne's World
🙋‍♀️Thursdays: Heroes Among Us
🏅Thursdays: Beyond the Roster
✋Fridays: I Have a Story