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.
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 1/2 hours a day in front of a screen with little to no activity during the day.
Message From the Directors
Above All Things Dream Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Corporation.
We endeavor to build social, emotional and learning skills with an emphasis to using educational, basketball and different sports techniques as a fun way to inspire youth to stay active with a focus on eliminating child obesity and food insecurities which can cripple our youth. We train, mentor, teach and coach our youth to be pro-active about their health; promoting fitness, whole and healthy lifestyles as well prioritizing the importance of education. Our organization target students who are under-served, diverse and low-moderate income areas; but never leaving any child neglected and feeling left out.
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.
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