It Starts with Me 2
It Starts with Me 2 is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and engaging youth and parents to make better lifestyle choices and become active through the sport of walking and running.
What We Do?
As a children's health and fitness organization, our mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle among children by providing fun and engaging opportunities for physical activity, nutritious meals, and education on the importance of overall wellness. We strive to empower everyone especially children to make healthy choices that will lead to a lifetime of health and happiness. Our programs are designed to foster a sense of community and inclusivity, welcoming all regardless of ability or background.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally over 80% of adolescent do not get enough physical activity.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
Only 23% of U.S. children ages 6-17 meet the recommended guidelines of at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day, as per CDC.
WHO estimates that 41 million children under the age of five are overweight or obese worldwide.
Children who are physically active tend to have better academic scores, improved cognitive function, self-esteem, and mental health. However, only 24% of school-aged children in the U.S. participate in daily physical activity during PE classes, reports CDC.
To be the leading nonprofit advocate for achieving health through physical activity and other lifestyle changes around the world.
To enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve through education, nutrition, and physical fitness.
"We as parents are our children's first and best role models, and this is particularly true when it comes to their health."
"Exercise is like taking out the garbage. You may not always want to do it, but you’re glad you did.”
John C. Maxwell
"Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”
"Fitness isn't about being better than someone else. It's about being the best version of yourself."
Ronda Rousey, MMA Fighter
"Taking care of your body is the most important thing you can do. It's your temple and you need to take care of it."
"The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is an opportunity for growth."
When you support It Starts With Me 2, you’re standing with thousands of other champions of children’s health to create a more equitable future for our kids. Your tax-deductible gift will help us continue to inspire hope and contribute to families in need.