The Sportsometry Board of Directors selected Elvert Eden as the Executive Director of Sportsometry in September 2019.
Elvert’s desire to lead youth has been a life-long goal and he has over 15 years of youth development experience in both the non-profit sector and the Connecticut Board of Education. Elvert began his career as a communications teacher for Turn of River Middle School in Stamford, CT and spent the last decade as the Aquatics and Youth Development Director for Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc. (LEAP) in New Haven.
During his time at LEAP as the Youth Development Director, Elvert helped transform the lives of many teenagers as a mentor, trusted advisor, and a leader. Under Elvert’s direction, over 98% of LEAP teens have graduated from high school, have been accepted to a 2 or 4-year college, attended seven college tour trips, mentor youth ages 7-15, and volunteered at local churches, shelters, and food banks. LEAP’s Youth Development program has become one of the most recognized programs in Connecticut.
In 2014, Elvert was asked to lead LEAP’s Aquatics Program and was tasked with reshaping a program that dissolved in 2009. LEAP’s Aquatics Program now operates on a year-round basis, is a progressive program offered to children and adults ages 5 and up, introduces and then solidifies the performance of basic swim strokes, and water safety tools in a supportive environment. Elvert introduced a “learn-to-swim class” model taught in five-week sessions where students attend class twice a week. LEAP’s Aquatics program grown exponentially during his five years of leadership and averages over 500 swimmers per year.
Elvert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of New Haven and was a two-sport athlete (football and track) for the Chargers. In 2015, Elvert was inducted in the UNH Hall of Fame for Football.
Elvert has dedicated his life and work to youth development and plans to continue sharing his skills in pursuit of supporting young people.