Kids of STEELHealthy Lifestyles for Every Season

Year-Round Fun for Everyone

Kids of STEEL (KOS) is an award-winning, free youth physical activity and nutrition program designed to instill lifelong, healthy habits in children. Our training plans are geared towards age-appropriate exercise and healthy eating habits. During each training season children will:
  • Complete physical activity and nutrition goals 
  • Learn the benefits of setting a goal, training for the goal and achieving that goal
  • Track activity and nutrition goals on a training log and turn it in for a finisher prize
Children are encouraged (though not required) to complete the program by registering for a fun running event. Check out our Kids of STEEL Races page for more details.


Meet the Team

Leslie joined the P3R team in August 2018. Contact Leslie for information about bringing Kids of STEEL to your community, to volunteer with youth, or to become a charity runner. 

Hometown: Weirton, WV
Favorite activity: Running
Favorite food: Pizza
Fun fact: I still hold 6 track and field records at my alma mater
Favorite thing about Pittsburgh: Running the trails around town

Stewart was a three-time All-American track athlete in college and holds six track records at his alma mater. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Theology from Wheeling Jesuit University and is a Level 1 Certified Coach through USA Track and Field. Coach Jones continues to compete at regional track events in his specialty event, the steeplechase.

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite activity: Old-school aerobic videos
Favorite food: Red peppers
Fun fact: I’m a triplet! I have a sister (Alyse) and a brother (Sam)
Favorite thing about Pittsburgh: Everything...especially the sports teams!

Kara joined the P3R team in February 2017 and brings data management skills to the team. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and master’s degree in Public Health from West Virginia University. Prior to P3R, Kara was a program coordinator for a West Virginia childhood obesity study through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.