Fit Youth Initiative
Fitness and Nutrition Education
FYI’s core programming components:The Fit Youth Initiative is aimed at bettering the nutrition and health of youth in our service areas through fitness programs and nutrition education.
- SPARK Fitness Curriculum
- Active Options
- Gardening (summer only)
- Nutrition Education
- Family Engagement
- FYI Inter-site Sports Leagues and Camps
FYI Purgolders Mission: an equitable sports-based youth development program that develops character, confidence, and coachable qualities to empower youth to lead in our community.
FYI Purgolders provides opportunities for 4th-8th grade youth to participate in team sports. FYI Littles provides opportunities for our youngest players (4K-3rd grade) to learn athletic skills, with a focus on fun and balanced play for all participants. Scholarships are available for all programs to help with season fees.
Low-income children in Madison are at risk of a myriad of health-related illnesses. Health risks include high blood-pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and some cancers can be significantly mitigated by healthy diets, exercise and weight management.
FYI aims to increase the level of activity and the consumption of healthy foods during program hours by creating a collaborative, community-based program that offers consistent, intentional, evidence-based fitness and nutrition programming for children ages 3- 18 and their parents.
FYI is currently offered at four consortium partner sites:
- East Madison Community Center
- Goodman Community Center
- Kennedy Heights Community Center
- Vera Court Community Center