Outreach: an effort to bring services or information to people where they live or spend time (Cambridge Dictionary).
When I hear the words “community outreach,” the first thing I think of is the picture in the gym of the Bulldogs bending down to high-five young Costa Rican children. In my mind, Bouncing Bulldogs has always been tied directly with community outreach: every show is some form of outreach, every workshop, every visit to a school or business. Community outreach is important because it introduces all types of people to jump rope. It is also important because the community has given so much to our program. First, the Bulldogs practiced at schools, then they rented space, and finally, they built their own gym, all with plenty of help from the Chapel Hill-Durham community. The Bouncing Bulldogs program has always emphasized the importance to “give more than you take,” and outreach is one of the best ways to do so.
I think the most effective form of community outreach that the team can give is workshops. Workshops are beneficial because not only do they help to spread the knowledge of the sport, as shows do; they also help to give people a taste of learning how to jump rope. Once a child has learned a few skills, they can teach their friends those skills, and the sport spreads further still.