Live Grit SOARS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of Chicago youth to achieve their full potential. We use a value-based training program to improve physical and emotional wellbeing, academic success, and interpersonal relationships.
Founded in 2017, Live Grit SOARS provides youth in underserved Chicago communities the platform to enable self-discovery and character development through the sport of triathlon- swimming, biking, and running. Young athletes can join Live Grit SOARS starting in the 3rd grade and have the opportunity to continue with the program as both an athlete and a coach throughout and beyond high school.
Our goal is that Live Grit SOARS athletes have the opportunities and skills to achieve their full potential through improved physical and emotional wellbeing.
At its most basic level, effort means you are trying. It is a purposeful practice that examines, corrects errors, and is needed to become great at something. Effort is one thing a person has complete control of. You either do the work or you don’t.
Accountability means making a personal choice to rise above one’s circumstances and demonstrate the ownership necessary for achieving desired results; to see it, own it, solve it, and do it.
Teamwork is the process of working with a group to achieve a goal. It is a crucial part of school, family, and sport. It means cooperating, using their individual skills and providing constructive feedback to help complete the task at hand, despite conflicts with others.
Leadership is an attitude assumed by those looking for something different, who are committed to achieving a goal, whose convictions transmit to others through enthusiasm and optimism. Leaders help themselves and others to do the right thing.
Grit is the driver of achievement and success, independent of and beyond what talent and intelligence contribute. Grit is passion and perseverance for long term and meaningful goals despite being confronted with significant obstacles and distractions. The ability to try again after you’ve failed to reach your goal.
Live Grit SOARS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of Chicago youth to achieve their full potential. We use a value-based training program to improve physical and emotional wellbeing, academic success, and…