Super excited to see the News Center Maine coverage of our World Record Attempt. If you have not had the chance to check it out, watch the video below.
Mohamed Hassan also known by his nickname Moh (Camper 2016-PS 2017) was born in Kenya and has always known the value and importance of education. Not only education in classrooms but in his everyday lifestyle and notions. Using this he has propelled himself to try news things and expand his horizons from the comfort of his living room floor in Syracuse, NY. He loves to play sports and was intrigued by the athleticism and cooperation it will take to shatter this record. He had discovered Seeds by a stroke of luck as he got in trouble for using his phone and had to stay after school to retain it back from his teacher and although that had caused trouble, it only made life better. As much as he brings 100% in a game of basketball he provides 20% more academically. As he explores and contemplates on the ersatz feeling of the narcissistic world around him, he struggles to find his identity and create a name for himself while trying to leave a burning fire in the landscape of history.
Rory comes from outside of Chicago, IL and is a student at Middlebury College studying neuroscience and Arabic. She applied for SOP as a junior in high school in 2013 and though she did not get accepted to camp, she is now overjoyed for an opportunity to connect and collaborate with the SOP community. After spending the last semester studying in Amman, Jordan, she is looking forward to practicing her Arabic with teammates while contributing to the team’s athletic pursuit. She dedicates her efforts in the attempt to all displaced people in the Arab world.
Jesse Coleman is the father of two and a former two time Vermont State Champion, and NCAA All New England Champion Wrestler. Jesse has competed in the North American Wife Carrying Championships, a bodybuilding competition, and continues to compete in varying obstacle events. The owner of My-FIT-24 along with his wife Stacey (also a W4W team member), he has a BS in Biology and is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Behavioral Change Specialist. Jesse is the former Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Southern Maine and enjoys volunteering his time in the community through coaching the Middle School Football Team. This will be Jesse’s first, official scooter event, but he has put on many miles with his family around the neighborhood.
Stacey Coleman is a adventure fitness enthusiast blogger and mother of two awesome kids of whom she scooters around their neighborhood with often. Stacey and her husband Jesse (another W4W team member) co-own a fitness business, My-FIT-24. She earned her BS in Health and Fitness, and is a NASM certified Personal Trainer, Cardio Performance Specialist, and Behavioral Change Specialist, as well as a certified Spartan Group Exercise Coach, and a Prenatal Yoga Specialist. Stacey has served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Southern Maine and is a lifetime athlete. She played NCAA soccer, women’s semi-pro football, has completed a marathon, triathlon, a bodybuilding competition, and many obstacle races including Tough Mudders, Spartans, and Ragnar events, just to name a few. She is an active volunteer in her community through the schools, coaching soccer, writing for local publications, founding a non-profit for children with type 1 diabetes (Maine P-Pods). Stacey is looking forward to scooting her way towards a world record with the W4W team!
Ari (counselor 2018) is super pumped to be a part of the W4W team. He is a senior at SUNY Binghamton and will be graduating in the spring with a degree in computer science. He has never achieved a world record before, nor has he ever owned a kickscooter, so he’s looking forward to taking both of these things home to show off to his friends. He would like to thank Mikie Beans for being an amazing co-counselor, encouraging him to do this challenge, and just being the Greatest Of All Time.
My name is Osman Hassan also known as Baba by my nickname, I’m a former seed of 2013 and my counselor was Koda, I am 23 years old, I am from Somalia, I am a Muslim and I live in Syracuse NY with my family and friends. I work full time and go to school full time studying human services to become a social worker in the future. I also play soccer for fun and work out to stay fit. I am really Interested in joining the scooter race to challenge and break the world record with my team. I’m a hard working person with potentials of striving to success.
My Name is Bupalo Sungubele. I was born in South Africa. I was a camper in 2016 in and a P.S in 2017. I recently graduated from Deering High School and will be attending American University in January of 2019. I love being competitive and striving accomplish goals I’ve set for myself. I love sports. In High Schools I played lacrosse, soccer, as well as track. I’ve always been active and energetic since I was A little kid. Seeds really changed my life and my perspective on the world. It made me realize my passion for youth voice and social justice in my community. I am definitely ready break this world record as a team and i’m willing to do anything to see the smiles on our faces after we’ve accomplished our goal. After all, team work makes the dream work.
My name is Davion Jackson, I was a camper in 2016, PS in 2017. I am a track athlete ranked in the top 20 in my class for the sport and I also enjoy trail running. When I was asked I didnt know what I was getting myself into about seeds of peace but I’m glad I joined the family and I’m ready to crush this record
Tarek (facilitator/coordinator 2010-18) enjoys being alive, especially when directing his energies towards the sanctity and interdependence of life all around. Tarek tries to balance a passion for transformative, restorative, and social change with a love for play, movement, and self-reflection. His random assortment of colorful adventure stories include high suspense search and rescue missions, cycling across the Tibetan and Lesotho plateaus, climbing the Empire State Building, spontaneous break dancing in a Ugandan village, disappearing into Canyonlands, near death in the Himalayas, dancing until dawn, riding waves, paddling around islands, ascending volcanoes, juggling his sons…