A World Fit for Kids: Los Angeles, CA

300,000 Lives Changed With Many More In Need “Physical education had been eliminated at the elementary level…which is criminal!  Kids definitely need physical education.” These are the words of Normandie Nigh, who is the leader of an organization making a huge difference in the Los Angeles community.  A World Fit for Kids! (WFIT) has worked […]

Mo’ Motion: New York, NY

Interview with Maureen “Mo” Holohan How did your organization get started? In 2009 a group of boys asked me to coach their seventh grade basketball team. I said yes, but with one condition: No road trips to Long Island or New Jersey. Why that condition? I knew that the toughest competition was only blocks away […]

Fairway Foundation: Minneapolis, MN

Helping Underprivileged Children Through the Game of Golf – and Finding the Next Tiger Woods The Fairway Foundation is on a mission to help youth in Twin Cities. And in the process, they might just find the next Tiger Woods. Their programs focus on education, recreation, life skills, cultural enrichment, mentoring and coaching. Through their […]

Neighborhood Bike Works:  Philadelphia, PA

Inspiring Youth and Strengthening Communities with Bicycles! Written by Steve Maluk Neighborhood Bike Works was founded in 1996, and in 1999 we incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit.  We were founded by a group of bike advocates and bike mechanics who saw a need to provide hands-on experiential education to Philadelphia youth while recycling and repurposing […]

Team GUTS, Inc:  Ferndale, MI

Got GUTS?  Proving That ANY Child Can Be an Athlete Written by Paul Turner Please allow me to introduce myself and my partner and brother, Todd. Todd and I come from a marketing and advertising background. However, our passion is, and always has been, working with children and we have been involved with youth sports […]

Runnin’ for Rhett: Sacramento, CA

How One Small Child Inspired 10 Years of Fitness Programming Rhett Seevers was born on February 7, 1997.  His parents, Beth and Randy Seevers, couldn’t have been more thrilled with the adorable little boy. He had an infectious smile and gusto for life.  That’s why they were devastated to learn, at the age of 4 […]

Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation– Atlanta, GA

‘Gardens are for Kids’ Program Teaches About the Origins of Food Lori Manns has a heart for children and wants to help influence their health and fitness habits from a young age. “I started Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation back in 2010,” she shared with us.  “I basically wanted to have an organization that […]

Trips for Kids – San Rafael, CA

A Remarkably Simple Model to Help Kids Ride Bikes Worldwide In 1986, an avid bike enthusiast named Marilyn Price noticed a problem in San Francisco.  She was concerned about the troubled youth in the Bay area and wanted to find a way to let kids experience her long-held joy of bike riding. Twenty-nine years later, her […]

FACE4Kids: Duval County, Florida

Using Unique Concepts to Teach Young Students Fitness and Character Education Kirk Farber saw a common pattern during his 10-years of volunteering with incarcerated 14-17 year old boys.  Many of these young men did not have a father-figure or mentor that could help teach them right from wrong. To help fix this problem at its […]

Real Kids Real Food:  Boston, Mass.

Taste the Rainbow:  Kids Learn How Delicious Vegetables Can Be! Betsy Bragg is passionate about helping kids all across our nation learn how to grow and enjoy fruits and vegetables. She is absolutely convinced that a plant-based diet is the key to solving the problem of childhood obesity. Betsy’s story began several decades ago when […]

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