NB3FIT is a direct youth leadership and development program currently serving Native American and tribal communities in New Mexico. Through the platform of sport, NB3FIT provides direct programming designed to get Native youth active, healthy and self-assured. NB3FIT hires young adults from the Coach Across America program to mentor and coach Native youth. Through curriculum-based programming, the coaches teach healthy nutrition so youth can make positive healthy lifestyle choices. The youth also learn leadership skills, incorporating cultural values where appropriate, including respect, self-persistence, teamwork and self-efficacy.
The NB3FIT Junior Golf program is committed to shaping the lives of Native American children by teaching them the fundamentals of golf. The program focuses on leadership and nutrition education along with elements of integrity, respect and perseverance. Participants are also exposed to a system of core values that provides them with a positive platform as they develop into responsible citizens. The NB3FIT Junior Golf Program provides Native American youth the opportunity to display leadership in the families and communities.
The NB3FIT Cross Country (XC) program is dedicated to promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles while teaching the proper techniques of running. Started in Fall 2016, the cross-country curriculum is an evolving piece of NB3FIT and growing in popularity. The NB3FIT XC Club is a part of the USA Track & Field (USATF) Region 10 New Mexico Chapter and every youth runner is registered with an official cross-country number.
The NB3FIT Soccer program curriculum maximizes physical activity, development and enjoyment of the game. The only soccer programed developed and administered by a Native American organization specifically for Native American youth, the NB3FIT Soccer program places emphasis on the player and their individual development. The curriculum concentrates on technical development without the pressure of short-term, result-oriented games. This format is more enjoyable for the player and creates a fun atmosphere. US Soccer endorses this model for optimal player development.