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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

52 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

Shirleyse H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with this group for over 2 years and I am so happy I do. I love the fact we are helping kids learn about healthy habits and helping kids with college.

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.