Please see EvENTS PAGE for our upcoming events
Please see EvENTS PAGE for our upcoming events
We are Moo-ving the love!!!!
We are excited to provide families with nutritious and delicious meals. We provide food that includes dairy, produce, and meat along with nonperishable food items. These meals and snacks are provided to families, frontline workers, schools, churches and other food pantry partners to help combat food insecurity as well as to assist and support our community.
Above All Things Dream Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Corporation.
Our mission is to build social, emotional and learning skills using educational and sports techniques such as basketball by creating a fun environment that inspires youth to stay active with a focus on eliminating child obesity and food insecurity which cripple the youth of our country. We accomplish this mission by training, mentoring, and coaching youth to be proactive about their health, prioritizing education, promote fitness and lead balanced and healthy lifestyles. We target under-served, diverse students living in low to moderate income communities; never leaving any child neglected or feeling left out; ensuring they become connected, educated, inspired and well-integrated into society. We envision a world where all young people feel validated, involved and empowered to live healthy and productive lives.
Our goals are to build within each child strong social, emotional, educational and coping skills. We endeavor to inspire youth to stay active using different basketball and other sports techniques by making staying fit and active fun. Our efforts are to build strong and healthy children who will be empowered to become positive and self-sufficient contributors to their communities.
Our purpose is to provide programs and resources that support the development of our youth. Our purpose is to build strong and healthy children. We are not only teaching the importance of exercise, we are strengthening cognitive, motor, and social skills through our sports and agility skills camps, mentoring, educational and tutorial programs. Our organization fosters building stronger communities by embracing diversity, inclusion, and equality towards the children that we serve creating a positive change that strengthens the communities by modeling fairness, equality and justice for all.
It’s a simple fact: A child’s chance for a bright tomorrow starts with getting enough food to eat today. But in America, 1 in 6 children may not know where they will get their next meal. For the 11 million kids in the U.S. facing hunger, getting the energy they need to learn and grow can be a daily challenge. Due to COVID this number has increased to 1 in 7 children food insecure.
According to USDA, hunger is a personal sensation of discomfort that an individual may have; but food insecurity refers to the lack of available financial resources for food at the household level. (lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle)
Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States putting children and adolescents at risk for poor health. 43 million preschool children are overweight or obese. Every 5th child in the world is overweight or obese; main reason is the type of food that is consumed. Illness resulting from child obesity is hypertension, type 2 diabetes, spine and joint diseases, heart diseases, psychological distress just to name a few. Children now spend more than 7.5 hours a day in front of a screen with little to no activity during the day.
We have increased our numbers per week and serving over 500 -700 families within the Collin and Grayson Texas areas. We are distributing and serving over an average of 35,000 pounds of food per week to families.
With our weekly virtual mentoring sessions we have been able to help over 200 students understand the importance of fostering diversity, equity and inclusion within our communities. We have been able to do this by creating a culture for students to be respected, empowered, be heard as well as educated via financial literacy, health awareness, and hard topics regarding specific barriers they face.
Offering students extra help and support during this unprecedented time has not only helped students the latter part of last school year, it has equipped them to be proactively ready for the challenges that they face this school year both academically, socially and emotionally and it has better prepared them to handle the online learning as well as the other challenges of not being amongst their peers as often as they would like. We have helped them create a sense of community right from the confinements of their home.
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