New summer program 'Summer Bantam Workout' helps keep kids active

CLARKSTON, WA - To keep kids active this summer, leaders from Clarkston High School have created a new sports program for kids in the valley.

Each week, kids in seventh through 12th-grade have a chance to play a variety of sports and work on building healthy habits. It's new program at the high school and school leaders are calling it the Summer Bantam Workout.

In May, more than 60-students from CHS were tested on their agility, strength and endurance. At the end of the summer they'll be tested again to see how much they've improved. Shannon Wilson is the school's athletic director, he said they got the idea from the NFL.

"We decided as coaches and activity members that we would do something to help improve our kids, which will help our athletic program and our kids," said Wilson. "It's all about getting kids to be active and giving them something to do in the summertime."

Wilson said kids from Lewiston and Clarkston are welcome to come. Activities happen Monday through Friday. There are two sessions... the first starts at 7 a.m. and the second at 7 p.m. Kids don't need to sign up ahead of time, you can just show up.