Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s World Class Athletes Program visited the indoor track at Schriever Space Force Base to teach the sport at a Schriever 4-H STEM Club training camp in SSFB, Colo., Nov. 12 2021.
The Schriever 4-H STEM Club is for military-related students aged 8-18.
WCAP soldiers taught students the basics of target shooting, boxing, taekwondo and track and field. After the training portion of the event, the students had the opportunity to get autographs and photos taken with the athletes.
WCAP soldiers have an incredible opportunity to serve their country in uniform while training and competing throughout the year to represent the United States and the United States military at the Olympics. They compete in a variety of sports such as baseball, boxing, cycling, modern pentathlon, rugby sevens, shooting, taekwondo, track and field, bobsleigh and wrestling.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Naomi Graham was the first female active duty member to box for the United States when she competed in the women’s 75kg boxing category at the 2020 Olympics.
According to the WCAP Army website, “Being a soldier-athlete means everything to me,” Graham said.
She was also one of the soldiers to teach students during the 4-H training camp.
“I can show what a leader looks like. I am a mentor on both sides and people admire me on both sides. I feel like I have knowledge to share from both sides that can help someone in the future, ”Graham said.
Ruth Moore, liaison with the SSFB school, coordinated and implemented the WCAP training day for the students of the STEM 4-H club.
“I wanted to offer military-related students the opportunity to meet WCAP soldiers because they provide positive role models and motivate students to get active and lead healthy lives,” said Moore.
In addition to the many athlete achievements and medals, these WCAP Soldiers can add Schriever’s youth training and mentoring achievement to their success lists.
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