Life Time Foundation pledges to ‘get kids moving’ with over $600,000
From youth football to Marylandgolf programming at charter schools in the South BronxIndigenous-led yoga ArizonaLife Time Foundation bets on the youth movement
CHANHASSEN, Minn., September 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Life Time Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Life Time (NYSE: LTH), announces nineteen grant recipients from its Get the kids moving initiative, a new program launched in November 2021 to inspire exercise and healthy movement among young people nationwide. The program complements the established and advertised work of the Life Time Foundation to improve youth nutrition through partnerships with more than 35 school districts, striving to serve the most nutritious and delicious food possible to the students they need. load, impacting 3,634 school sites and 1.7 million students since 2011.
We are determined and ready to address the growing challenge of lack of exercise among young Americans and to make changes for children who live overly sedentary lifestyles,” said Marnie Wells, executive director of the Life Time Foundation. “The vibrant group of deserving organizations receiving these grants will ensure that more than 27,000 children across the country, of varying ages and from many backgrounds, will be positively impacted and inspired to get moving.”
Life Time Foundation awards more than $600,000 in grants to nineteen deserving youth organizations across the country
America SCORES New York – New York City, $15,000
America SCORES New York uses soccer, the arts, and civic engagement to inspire young people to be their best in school, on the field, and in their communities, at no cost. For 10 to 15 hours per week, children participate in sessions designed to target the overall physical condition of the child (physical, social-emotional and mental). The funds will support the Health Through Soccer program.
American High School – Miami, $15,000
The American Patriots Runners team provides equal opportunity for students with special needs and diverse backgrounds to pursue an interest in physical fitness. Funds will be used for new treadmills, uniforms, running shoes and equipment to motivate students to become active in sports, follow good nutrition, build self-esteem and social skills.
Austin Independent School District – Austin, Texas., $100,000
The funds will be used to integrate new technologies — specifically, heart rate monitor kits — into freshman Lifetime Fitness and Wellness physical education classes at 12 Austin high schools to promote healthy habits. health and to empower students to take initiative in their physical and mental well-being.
Chicago Public schools – Chicago, $68,979.50
In partnership with Children First Fund: the Chicago Public Schools Foundation, the funds will be invested in CPS moves!a holistic approach to physical activity in schools by creating opportunities and support for physical activity at different times of the school day, developing students’ knowledge, skills and confidence to be physically active throughout of their life.
City Parks Foundation – New York City, $20,500
The funds support the implementation of summer programs for children and families in municipal parks located in underserved areas of the five boroughs of New York City and enables the return of the Family Adventure Race, a beloved parent-child relay event.
Edward E. Sadlowski Elementary School – Chicago, $7,000
The funds will be used to enhance the school’s volleyball, basketball, softball and football programs. Through the purchase of volleyball standards, storage racks, volleyball carts, flag football equipment and appropriately sized basketballs, 100 Grade 5 studentse – 8e will have the chance to improve their skills.
Family Life Academy Charter Schools – New York City, $15,000
Funds will be invested in South BronxFamily Life Academy Charter Schools’ new First Tee Golf and DreamYard Dance after-school program addresses equity by exposing students to sports and physical activities that are not accessible due to prohibitive costs and a lack of programming.
Funston Primary School – Chicago, $14,605
405 students, from preschool to grade 8, will benefit from new physical education equipment, supporting their overall physical, mental and social well-being which has been greatly affected due to the pandemic.
Girls on the Run Minnesota – Minneapolis, $15,000
Girls on the Run uses caring, trained volunteer coaches and a high-quality 8-10 week curriculum to create a world where every girl knows her limitless potential through running. Those who complete the program experience a measured increase in caring, competence, trust, connection and contribution. The funds will deepen the reach of the program and provide scholarships, running shoes and hijabs.
Lake County school district – Leadville, Colorado., $150,000
The funds will fully cover a new gymnasium floor at Lake County High School in Leadville, Coloradowhere the infamous Leadville Race Series, owned and produced by Life Time, takes place.
The Loppet Foundation – Minneapolis, $15,000
The Loppet Foundation creates a shared passion for year-round outdoor adventure in the Minneapolis region, focusing on underserved youth and families, through a variety of programs and the management of one of the largest urban parks in the country. The funds will support the Junior Loppet College program at North of Minneapolisempowering underrepresented youth through year-round outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing, mountain biking and running.
Maryland State Youth Football Association – Baltimore, $15,000
Maryland State Youth Football Association Let’s play! is an after-school initiative that provides a community-supported physical activity program that builds character and helps teach social and emotional skills while fighting obesity and related illnesses. The funds will add the Let’s play! Program in two additional schools for the benefit of 160 children.
McClintock High School – Temple, Arizona., $15,000
Funds will be invested in the new Charger Recreation Center, designed to remove barriers for the underserved population that exist in traditional health club facilities. Facilities will include a weight room, yoga and nutrition seminars for all students, regardless of financial background or ability level.
Minneapolis Public schools – Minneapolis, $59,184
The funding will enable universal cycling education, reducing barriers and advancing equity in the MPS Safe Routes to School program. The funds will be used to purchase two fleets of bikes, train 20 employees in bike safety and support the Let’s Roll MPS group bike ride. Fifteen schools will have access to physical activity grants, prioritizing historically underserved communities and reaching 6,000 students.
Medgar Evers Good and School of Performing Arts – Chicago, $15,000
The grant will help remove barriers to equitable access to school-based physical activity opportunities and help develop targeted strategies to promote the health and well-being of underserved students. Items include basketball boards and rims and volleyball equipment.
Native Force Revolution – Phoenix, Minneapolis and San Bernardino County, California., $15,000
Native Strength Revolution equips a new generation of Indigenous healers through leadership and mindfulness training and yoga certification, working with communities to uncover a new possibility for youth wellness through Indigenous-led teaching of yoga, nutrition and medicine. The funds will increase in-school and after-school programming of yoga classes and wellness education for K-12 students.
Netball America Inc. – Atlanta, $15,000
Netball America creates an exciting atmosphere of participation and supports individual progress, team unity, good health and education for young people while uniting communities for positive change. American Netball Be an inspirationThe program takes young people on an engaging journey designed to stimulate critical thinking, engage in play without the pressure of having to lose weight, and promote self-confidence and non-violence. The funds will expand the Be an inspiration program in Atlanta, Ga.
Rancho Elementary School – Novato, California., $13,070
The funds will be invested in the new “600 Seconds to Glory” program, in which each grade level will participate in a vigorous but fun ten-minute game or activity every day before lunch. Challenges will incorporate camaraderie, sportsmanship and goal setting by gradually building stamina through fun and competitive games.
St.Paul Public schools – St. Paul, Minn., $20,000
The funds will be used to purchase cardio-drums equipment, expand the physical education program to attract more students by introducing new forms of fitness beyond team and individual sports.
Funding for Get the kids moving comes from Life Time, Inc. and the athletes those who live their own passion for movement through the Life Time Foundation team, a group of 184 individual cyclists, runners and triathletes taking part in six of Life Time’s most iconic sporting events while committing to raise funds between $1,500 and $3,000 in exchange for free entry and bypassing event lotteries. The six events for 2022 are:
To learn more or donate to the Life Time Foundation, visit www.ltfoundation.org.
About Life Time Foundation
Life Time Foundation, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization associated with Life Time, works nationwide to improve the health of young people. The Foundation works with public schools from K-12, helping them serve minimally processed foods at school and funding community organizations that ensure all children can participate in safe, fun, and healthy physical activities. enriching. 100% of every dollar donated to the Life Time Foundation directly supports its mission as all administrative costs are supported by Life Time, Inc. For more information, visit www.ltfoundation.org