‘Jump for Justice’ Monday at Department of Youth Affairs

Department of Youth Affairs (PNC file photo)

The District Court of Guam, Judiciary of Guam, and Guam Bar Association Law Month Committee will hold “Jump for Justice” an Annual Law Month activity in celebration of this year’s Law Day theme: “Advancing the Rule of Law Now” on Monday, April 26, from 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. at the Department of Youth Affairs.

Jump for Justice is a jump rope competition for the youth at the correctional facility at Department of Youth Affairs. Jump for Justice’s mission is to promote fun and healthy exercise that produces positive changes in the body and brain.

Jump roping targets many of the developmental skills that children need to be successful in school and in a healthy, active life — bilateral coordination, motor planning, hand-eye coordination, strength, and endurance.

Professional trainers and owners, Paul Claros and Doctor Ryan Claros from Custom Fitness Guam, along with District Court of Guam staff visited Department of Affairs to give the youth some jumping techniques, workout lessons, and shared advice on staying healthy and fit. All participants were provided with a personal jump rope for practice.

All jump ropes will be donated to Department of Youth Affairs at the end of the event. Competitors will compete based on who can jump the longest consecutive times in a set timeframe. There will be cash prizes for the winners. There will be a First, Second, Third Place, and Honorable Mention winner for the competition.

KFC Guam donated lunch boxes for the youth participants following the competition. Dignitaries, Judicial Officers and Guam Bar Association members will demonstrate warm-up methods and jumps. Due to confidentiality of the minors, photographs and video recording are not allowed. Social distancing protocols will be implemented to ensure the safety of all those in attendance.