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bolinas, United States

Member since August 26, 2008

  • Sports 4 Kids-- a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play--needs your help.

    We've entered one of our programs, Great Recess for Healthy Kids, in the American Express Members Project. The top 25 programs (determined by users' votes) share $2.5 million in funding from Amex.

    Needless to say, this would be a huge benefit to our organization, as well as great exposure for our organization and our programs.

    We really believe in Great Recess. Recess should be a fun and active part of every child¹s school day. For many kids in low-income neighborhoods, that¹s not the case. Recess has become chaotic and unsafe, leading most kids to stand on the sidelines.

    Our idea is to place a trained adult on school playgrounds where they teach kids how to play cooperatively with each other, transforming recess into the most active time of the day for all kids. This project would expand a successful, proven program to 27 cities across America.

    This project has the potential to impact 250,000 children every day. The result will be more physically-active, engaged children who return to class ready to learn. This project will also impact 650 young adults who are hired and trained to be full-time leaders of play and physical activity at low-income schools in their own communities.

    You can find our program page on the Members Project here: