We are a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization
Our mission is to promote proper nutritional habits and exercise to children by disguising educational and physical activities in a carnival environment.
Objectives: To promote physical activity in a fun and safe environment To educate parents on proper exercise and nutrition for their children To promote lifelong activity and a healthy approach to preventing childhood obesity
The majority of our participants come from low-income, single-parent homes where the parent is looking for work or working odd jobs to support the family. Participants from these environments typically are not involved in extracurricular activities because of limited finances. Carnival Full of Fitness® believes the Kids’ P.E. Club will not only be a safe haven for children, but will also be an opportunity for residents who are looking for a way to make a difference in the community.
Carnival Full of Fitness® prides itself on its ability to think outside of the competitive playing field. We understand that most of the children we serve do not necessarily have the speed, strength, and agility to participate in traditional sports such as football, basketball, and baseball. The premise of our club is to encourage children to turn off their video games, computers, and smartphones and go outside to engage in “good, old-fashioned fun.” The club’s variety of games and activities contributes to positive development by infusing social skills, self-esteem, and cognitive skills. The session cycle will be 6 consecutive Saturdays, and the sessions will last approximately 4 hours.
Given this, we are extending an invitation for local businesses to be donors and regular contributors to our project. The funds raised will be used to help register up to 40 deserving participants and employ residents of the Miami Gardens community. These funds will be used as a springboard, and we expect the program to be able to support itself after we gain exposure.
Funded by Miami, FL (February 2016)