For years, WITS has partnered with New York Road Runners, which conducts many free youth programs alongside its adult program. “It was a natural collaboration,” says Cliff Sperber, director of outreach for youth and community services. He met Nancy Easton, WITS’s founder and executive director, 12 years ago, when he was executive director of the NYRR Foundation and she was building WITS. Through the partnership, WITS coaches have used NYRR’s Mighty Milers curriculum, which trains the trainers to support school-based staff in 1,300 schools nationwide. Cliff said he loves to see parents and families adopt healthy lifestyles and become more physically active because they were inspired by their children attending an NYRR youth program.