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ACHIEVE Board selects Yates as Interim Executive Director

Source: ACHIEVE Kids Tri, Inc.
Date: Sep. 28, 2015
Location: ACHIEVE Washington, DC (Established 2007)

Washington, DC – The Board of Directors of ACHIEVE Kids Tri, Inc. are pleased to announce their recent selection of Scott C. Yates as Interim Executive Director. The Board voted in August, shortly after the conclusion of the 2015 camp session, with Yates officially starting on September 1st.

“It is with tremendous excitement that we officially welcome Scott on board,” writes ACHIEVE President and Board Chairman Ona Alston Dosunmu. “He brings tremendous experience and depth to the organization. He’s an M.B.A. He has served as C.O.O. of a non-profit. He’s a long-time ACHIEVE race-day volunteer and an accomplished triathlete.” The appointment of an Executive Director to bring leadership, management, and a long-term vision for the program year-round and represents a key milestone for ACHIEVE, now in its ninth year of operations.

“I am both excited and honored to serve as the Interim Executive Director of ACHIEVE and to help drive this truly wonderful program forward,” says Yates. This new role aligns closely with his background and skill set and will nicely compliment his work as Founder of CEO of Velovation, LLC, a business that provides consulting and capital to companies within the triathlon industry. A native of New Hampshire, Scott lives with his wife and two dogs in the Shaw/Truxton Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Founded in 2007, ACHIEVE is a Washington, D.C. based 501(c)(3) organization that designs and implements triathlon training and fitness summer camps for traditionally under-served District youth between the ages of 9 and 14. The mission of ACHIEVE is to empower under-served and at-risk youth to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle through the sport of triathlon.

For more information about the ACHIEVE program, visit or email To make a contribution to ACHIEVE, you may donate online at To reach Mr. Yates, feel free to send an email to

Greater Waterbury YMCA Holds Kid's Triathlon

Source: Sabina Kuriakose, Mark Hahn, and Thomas Kienzler
Date: Aug. 8, 2012
Location: *Waterbury, CT (Established 2009)

In Watertown, kids were swimming, biking, and running their way to the finish, as they built strength of body and strength of character.

Dream It, Achieve It

Source: USAT
Date: Apr. 18, 2012
Location: ACHIEVE Washington, DC (Established 2007)

If you can dream it, you can ACHIEVE it!

Swim, Bike, Run: D.C. Area Youth Give It a "Tri"

Source: Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
Date: Aug. 14, 2011
Location: ACHIEVE Washington, DC (Established 2007)

Last Friday, August 5, more than 100 Washington, D.C. area youth competed in all three sports at the Anacostia Recreation Center through ACHIEVE Youth Triathlon Summer Camp. ACHIEVE is a non-profit organization that offers youth ages 9 to 14 a free summer camp to expose kids to the many benefits that come from participation in endurance sports. They have incorporated the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) in all of their camp site programs this summer and their Executive Director, Molly Quinn, received this year’s Community Leadership Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

Whiz Kids: Achieve Youth Triathlon Summer Camp

Source: Maria Duncan
Date: Jul. 19, 2011
Location: *Waterbury, CT (Established 2009)

With triathlons now topping the list as the fastest growing sport in the US, one group of local kids is jumping on the bandwagon early and will spend six weeks learning the ropes of the swim, bike, run combination to complete a real triathlon on August 6.

Community Leadership Award

Date: Jul. 7, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC —The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) has selected Molly Quinn, Executive Director of ACHIEVE Kids Tri, Inc., a youth summer program that promotes fitness and nutrition through triathlon training, to receive a 2011 PCFSN Community Leadership Award. The award is given annually to individuals who improve the lives of individuals within their community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage insports, physical activities, fitness or nutrition-related programs.

Behind The Scenes

Date: Jun. 28, 2011

Learn more about the history and passion of ACHIEVE Kids Tri

2011 Waterbury Program

Date: Jun. 23, 2011

ACHIEVE Kids Tri, Inc., a Washington, DC based 501(c)(3)organization that designs and implements youth-based triathlon training and fitness programs,announced today the launch of its 2011 summer program in Waterbury, Conn