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Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation Inc

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Causes: Children & Youth, Environment, Garden Clubs, Health, Youth Development Programs

Mission: To educate, activate, motivate and empower youth in the areas of academic achievement, health, fitness, nutrition and total wellness.

Results: In the past 6 years, we have impacted the lives of of over 15,000 students including our summer camps, workshops, back-to-school and garden programs. We have taught thousands of children the principles of planting and maintaining a garden as well as how to grow healthy foods. We have educated over hundreds of students about fitness, nutrition and healthcare through our workshops. We have donated more than 700 book bags and lunch boxes to homeless shelters. We've given $20,000 in scholarships to high school students from 2011 to 2016 in the Atlanta area.

Target demographics: children get healthy, fit, educated and empowered. Also to help them get a college education.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 800 students build a garden, 250 students receive school supplies, 5 students each received $1000 scholarships

Geographic areas served: Atlanta

Programs: Gardens are for Kids, Lunch Box Book Bag, Healthy Kids Workshops, Healthy Kids Camps and the Pinnacle Youth Scholarship Fund.

Community Stories

64 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Sybil F.

Donor

Rating: 5

What an incredible organization! These folks, led by Lori Manns, have programs and activities that help kids (and their parents) to live healthier lives. One of the things that I love about LHTYF is that they collaborate with a number of reputable organizations and the community at large to interactively teach families about healthy eating and the importance of daily physical activity. Their programs are fun, informative and relevant to kids of all ages and sizes. They are committed to tackling the obesity problem, particularly among minority children. i love the work that they are doing and financially support LHTYF. I follow them on FaceBook and share information about them often. I encourage you to get to know them, support them through volunteerism and through your donations. They truly make a difference and need your support to continue their mission. http://livehealthyandthriveyouth.org/

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization. Children are our future and I believe that investing time with them and teaching them, not only to live healthy, but provide positive insight for the future by mentoring and exposure.

This is what this organization does for children. One of the best organizations I have ever seen.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great program. Came to our summer camp for 2 years. Wonderful volunteers and great information for the children. Provided activities to encourage children to live healthy and to take an active part of their own healthy lives.

Jamie85

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dedicated to excellence and keeps their supporters aware of what is happening or their needs are. Kudos.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization does a great job at keeping up with their mission statement

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Earlier this month, I volunteered with LH&TYF in order to plant up some vegetable gardens for a local Decatur school. It was an honor to be a part of trying to bring awareness to children about where their food comes from.

Donor

Rating: 5

Earlier this year I donated to this organization. I was so amazed at how much compassion and dedication the members of this organization have for these children. The garden was amazing Keep up the outstanding work!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am comitted to health and wellness and was delighted that my 7 year old niece was greatly influenced by the knowledge and hands on experience the organization brought to her school and community. Job well done!

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a necessity in the community. With the state of the community they are breathe of fresh air. THANK YOU

Cerille N.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

LHTYF is a dynamic foundation which is well respected in metropolitan Atlanta area. The goals of the organization are laudable, to encourage healthy habits among the future leaders of society, but they are also practical as well. These are achievable goals in a short span of time as opposed to some other projects which take years to come to fruition. By changing the lifestyle habits one youngster at a time, LHTYF directly affects the quality of the lives of their target audience for years to come.

DeMarris M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutely AMAZING organization! I love and admire everything about LHTYF. They are truly dedicated to our community. Great people, great organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation is an excellent nonprofit organization. They plant gardens for children to see how easy it is to grow healthy foods and eat healthy. They also give scholarships to outstanding students and honor standouts in the community. I really have enjoyed their yearly awards dinner. I believe they are doing great work in the community.

Aurea M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What an outstanding organization and the founder. Lori A. Manns won our 2015 Live Your Legacy Summit Award for living an exceptional Legacy and helping others in her community to thrive. THUMBS UP on her and her fabulous team of caring people.

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Jennifer493

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome! LHTYF has done great work in the community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Live Healthy and Thrive is a staple in the community. We need more organizations like Live Healthy and Thrive because our children are the future. The health of this country is vital and Live Healthy and Thrive understands that! Our children have to be prepared physically, mentally and emotionally, to continue on in our foot steps. I love what they stand for and the affect it has on the community. This is truly a Great Non Profit!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is awesome in that they recognize the people who should be recognized for their hard work. Great work!

ReneDemery

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundatiion, for almost 2 years. Early on, I was able to be a part of some amazing events, including, the annual 5k, the Summer camp, the Gala, and community fairs. I love being involved in my community and I adore children, so LHTYF, has allowed me to do what I truly love. LHTYF is helping youth to learn about living healthy and thriving and that is truly an awesome contribution!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation is an awesome foundation that helps youth to learn about healthy food choices and active living through the Summer Camps and other community activities. It has also helped me as an adult to be more aware about what I eat and what to look for when buying food. I am excited about being a part of this great foundation and I am happy that there is an organization that is focusing on teaching our youth healthy habits.
Rene Demery

Marilyn30

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation Inc., is comprised of a strong team that instills youth with innovative approaches which prompt healthy lifestyles that insure success in their future endeavors.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc. is a wonderful organization committed to improving the quality of life for the youth in our community.

Teresa77

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have taken part in some of their events myself and with my child. And they were great!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have Volunteered for Live Healthy and thrive Youth Foundation as a Fitness Instructor. I have always admired the passion of the organization's leadership. There is a genuine love for youth and an ongoing effort to bring awareness, education and support to our youth about health and nutrition. -Jennifer Bell