The Fit Kids Foundation

Providing free fitness opportunities for low-income children

Our Story

In 2011, Fit Kids was founded to bring sports programs to underserved youth in the East Palo Alto community. However, it soon became clear that the youngest elementary school children faced a far greater obstacle than lack of access to sports leagues. These young children did not have the hand-eye coordination, foot-eye coordination, speed, strength, and agility skills that are essential for playing sports. Unlike their peers in neighboring higher-income communities, these children did not have safe parks to play in, meaningful PE programs in school, and organized after-school sports programs to help them develop important fundamental movement skills.

Fit Kids programs fulfill a unique niche by targeting one of the systemic reasons why many low-income, minority children begin to adopt sedentary, unhealthy lifestyles. While other organizations offer organized play activities or specific sports programs, Fit Kids addresses the fundamental developmental needs of young children through our research and science based program. The Fit Kids program consists of an age-appropriate fitness curriculum designed specifically to be fun and engaging, while incorporating recommended strengthening, balance, coordination and aerobic activities.

it Kids' mission is to promote a healthy, active lifestyle among children in underserved communities through high quality youth fitness and nutrition programs. By providing our science based youth fitness curriculum at no cost, we offer increased opportunities for physical activity and inspire an early love of sports and fitness that will serve as the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, Fit Kids provides the framework to help children build positive relationships, self-confidence, independence and the ability to deal with adversity.

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The Fit Kids Foundation
The Fit Kids Foundation

2682 Middlefield Road, Unit P, Redwood City, CA, 94063