National Endowment for Youth Sports
Making Sports accessible for all youth in america
94% of Fortune 500 Women CEOs Played Sports Growing Up
Today, girls have 1.3 million fewer opportunities to play high school sports than boys have.
Youth Sports Help Combat Childhood Obesity
Today, 32% of America's children are overweight or obese.
Children with disabilities who participate in sports optimize their physical functioning and minimize deconditioning.
Yet, children with disabilities are more restricted in their participation, have lower levels of fitness, and have higher levels of obesity than their peers without disabilities.
The positive benefits of youth sports participation are overwhelming, yet for many Americans, including the nearly 13 million children living in poverty, access to youth sports is incredibly challenging.
In response, the National Fitness Foundation (NFF) is raising funds and awareness for the National Endowment for Youth Sports. The Endowment plans to raise more than $100M to support the National Youth Sports Strategy and to provide annual and ongoing grants for youth sports programs run by local communities or nonprofit organizations throughout the country, making them more accessible to all youth including girls, children with disabilities and children in economically distressed regions of the country.