Move it Nation, Inc. is our 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to empower youth to move their bodies and minds. Over the past 10 years, our work has been included in schools and school districts in MA, NYC, and NJ reaching over 30 schools and thousands of students. Free to youth in urban, low-income communities, your support helps youth learn how to be physically active and live healthier, happier lives. Support our work with adolescent girls in urban schools by making a tax deductible donation.
Our focus is obesity prevention particularly among urban youth. Recent research has shown that although obesity affects everyone, women and adolescent girls of African descent are disproportionately affected by obesity and overweight, and are more physically inactive when compared to their racial and ethnic counterparts. In response to this, we have narrowed our focus and developed programs and interventions for this population. Our signature programs which will transition into online courses by January 2019 for everyone everywhere to take advantage of include:
Curls on the Move - our health, hair, and self-care curriculum for girls
Self-Care for the Sisters - movement and mindfulness created to mitigate toxic stress and trauma for women of color
Move Ya Mind - movement and mindfulness designed to mitigate toxic stress and trauma for girls of color
Roots-n-Riddims - the first African and Caribbean certified instructor training approved by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AAFA) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Move it Nation, Inc. also supports health and education initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa, Patti's home for almost ten years. In 2017, your support helped send low-income youth in Madagascar to a life-changing enrichment camp in Johannesburg, South Africa. We also provided much needed school supplies and funding to Bethany Children's Home, home to over 100 orphans affected by HIV/AIDS in Umtata, South Africa. Thank you!
To support our work in Africa and in urban schools, make a tax-deductible donation. Thank you.