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In the Mix

Sports: Get in the Game (#423)

How valuable is sports participation to a teenager? In the Mix helps teens understand the positive role that athletics can play in every aspect of their lives. Co-hosted by NBA superstar Stephon Marbury, the show profiles a group of teens who invented their own sport and visits with a group of girls who formed a softball league that really turned their lives around. The special also includes an interview with Olympic Gold Medalist Amy Van Dyken, who explains why she started swimming, what keeps her going, and how she deals with the physical challenges of asthma. Finally we meet a teacher who created an after-school running club for her students who reveal how it helped them stay off drugs, plus learn about how to set and meet their goals. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Information For Teachers

Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Social Studies
Series Length
54 episodes
Average Episode Length
28 minutes
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Series Description: IN THE MIX is the series that "manages to be both hip and responsible." The series' single-theme episodes offer solution-oriented examinations of critical issues and profiles of model programs that provide teens with information needed to make thoughtful decisions. Also highlighted are the accomplishments of young people of diverse backgrounds, providing much needed positive role models.

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