RoamFurther Speakers & Experience Inspire Seniors
Throughout September, as part of our Senior Bridge class, 12th grade students are visiting RoamFurther Athletics in Mount Kisco, New York, for an innovative athletic and community-focused program which the Senior Bridge teachers believe will help launch a productive and positive year for the Class of 2024.
RoamFurther is a “one-of-a-kind Parkour, Ninja, and Obstacle Training Center founded by Joe Cannato and Zach Kekac, both pioneers of movement and exploration in the New England Parkour community and responsible for starting some of the first programs in the region. Joe and Zach also came to the Harvey campus Sept. 20 to talk with students in greater depth at a morning meeting.
“We believe movement is the fundamental way in which we interact with the world. Learning to move—to use your body and all it’s capable of—shifts the world from something you’re simply an observer of, to something you’re an active participant in. It is one thing to walk through a forest and another to sit in the eaves of a tree you’ve climbed to watch the sun sink below the canopy,” says the RoamFurther founders.
The seniors challenged themselves as they participated at the RoamFurther training center, learning to pay attention to how they move and use their bodies. “Our bodies are the tools with which we move through the world; Parkour is the knowledge of how to use them,” according to RoamFurther.
RoamFurther teaching to the ability of the individual and guiding individual growth supports the Senior Bridge curriculum at Harvey, challenging students to adapt to new environments as they move through life. Everyone left feeling inspired and energized for the year ahead!
What an amazing way to begin their senior year!