Get Checked and Get Fit Partners
Espiritu NFL YET Academy Charter School
The Espiritu NFL YET Academy was founded in 1990 in response to escalating neighborhood violence and a growing prevalence of drugs in South Phoenix. A group of community leaders gathered to find a solution, believing that education was the only way to improve life and the community, a charter school was born to fight against deterioration of the neighborhood.
National Football League YET Centers are designed to meet community needs by providing educational assistance, job training technical education, life-skills development, and recreational facilities for regional outlets. Services vary depending on the needs of the surrounding community, but many include libraries, classrooms, technology labs, and physical fitness equipment at the center. Many YET Centers offer full day school programs and after school services.
Dance St. Louis
Since 1966, Dance St. Louis has been bringing extraordinary dance from around the world to St. Louis. Dance St. Louis is a dance presenting company and a non-profit organization, one of the oldest and most respected dance presenters in the United States. Their mission is to provide the St. Louis region with the world's best dance and to develop an appreciation of dance as an art form. Dance St. Louis fulfills this mission through dance presentation, creation and education outreach.
Healthy Youth Partnership
The Healthy Youth Partnership is committed to advancing the health of children and families living in the St. Louis and Metro East region. It will accomplish this by supporting collaboration among its members and by facilitating the development, exchange, and implementation of programs and practices that promote optimal health outcomes.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Boys and Girls Club
In 1988, Jackie established the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation a 501 (c) (3) public foundation. Under her leadership, the Foundation raised over $12 million from a variety of corporate, foundation and government sources and from scores of committed local individuals. The result was the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center and an endowment. The Center was constructed on a 37-acre site adjacent to Interstate 64 and Kenneth Hall Park in East St. Louis, IL. The 41, 000 square foot Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center opened on March 1, 2000.
Jazz St. Louis
Jazz St. Louis is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the thriving of jazz in America through our mission: to promote, present, and preserve jazz in greater St. Louis and to enhance St. Louis' reputation as a premier jazz center. St. Louisans have played and listened to jazz for almost a century. They are the only organization in the St. Louis area working to celebrate and extend that rich heritage by making St. Louis a flourishing jazz community, and, we hope, by setting an example that other American cities will emulate.
Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club
Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club provides not only recreational but educational, cultural and leadership training programs to more than 40,000 young men and women in the St. Louis metropolitan area. It stands as a testament to the outstanding spirit of not only its members but also of a small, dedicated professional staff that guides programs supported by donations from corporations, foundations and individuals. The many volunteers who offer their time and talent also provide invaluable contributions.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation joined forces in May of 2005 to create a healthier generation by addressing one of the nation's leading public health threats -- childhood obesity. Along with our co-leader Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, the Alliance works to positively affect the places that can make a difference to a child's health: homes, schools, restaurants, doctor's offices and communities.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."
Boys and Girls Club of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has been changing and saving young lives, providing hope and opportunity for kids who need them most. Today, some 4,300 Clubs serve some 4.8 million young people through Club membership and community outreach.