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Photo by Cliff Hollis/ECU News ServicesECU senior LaBarron Burwell, co-founder of the student organization MUVE, leads J.H. Rose High School soccer players through a series of exercises during a recent visit to the high school. The group's 25 members offer exercise instruction, mentorship and leadership activities to youth and senior adults in eastern North Carolina.
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Photo by Cliff Hollis/ECU News ServicesECU senior LaBarron Burwell, co-founder of the student organization MUVE, leads J.H. Rose High School soccer players through a series of exercises during a recent visit to the high school. The group's 25 members offer exercise instruction, mentorship and leadership activities to youth and senior adults in eastern North Carolina.

ECU Notes: Students exercise outreach

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East Carolina University students are reaching out to youth and senior adults through a new student organization called MUVE (Motivating and Uplifting via Exercise).

LaBarron Burwell, a health fitness specialist major in the College of Health and Human Performance, and psychology major Joshua Epps co-founded MUVE in October. The friends were seeking a way to help others through exercise instruction, mentorship and leadership activities.


Now 25 members strong, MUVE meets weekly on campus and conducts outreach programs with community organizations including athletic teams, after-school programs and assisted living centers. At each event, members are paired with a child or a senior adult with a goal of providing activities designed to motivate and inspire.

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