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Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

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: Since January of 2011, we have impacted the lives of of over 35,000 students through our programs including: summer camps, workshops, back-to-school initiative, scholarship and garden project. We have taught thousands of children the principles of agriculture and healthy eating by teaching them to plant, nurture and harvest a garden. Each year we educate hundreds of students about fitness, nutrition and healthcare through our workshops and summer camp. Additionally, we support the less fortunate by donating thousands of school items such as book bags, lunch boxes and other supplies to underprivileged kids in homeless shelters for back to school. As of 2019, we have awarded $37,000 in book scholarships to high school students for their first year of college. These students attend school in Atlanta Public School System or Dekalb County School System and are the best and brightest who want to major in STEAM, medicine or education. We are making an impact in the community! Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation is saving and changing the lives of our youth, one child at a time, one family at a time, one community at a time. Thanks for your support.

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: a school of 850+ students were impacted by our garden program where we built a garden from the ground up. Also over 500 students receive school supplies at homeless shelters, 5 students each received $1000 scholarships.

Geographic areas served: Atlanta

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

Community Stories

89 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a fitness professional Tiffiny, and I volunteered with LHTYF by teaching a fitness class with one of their participating schools. I really enjoyed working with the kids and had so much fun working with Lori Manns, the president of LHTYF. The kids were excited and it also helped promote the idea that physical activity and healthy eating can be a positive experience. I will continue to promote and help LHTYF in order to make sure the children of our community live a high quality and amazing life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with this organization for a year. It has been an honor to serve with the organization and engage with the community. Its amazing to see the kids smile and be excited about health education. The impact LHTYF has made in the community with children is phenomenal!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are an elementary school in metro Atlanta with a group of teachers desperately wanting to start a science club and garden club. We applied for the grant from Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation and received it this year. Can I say AMAZING? This foundation gave us an amazing garden that students were able to help plant. Our students were able to transfer their classroom instruction outside to the planting of a garden and are still able to transfer learning through the maintenance of the garden. This was a priceless opportunity for our students! We can't wait for our crops to be ready and for our students to experience the "fruit" of their hard work and learning!!! Thanks LHTYF!!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first became aware of this organization a couple of years ago when I attended a walk that they did for the youth and bringing awareness. And was very impressed with the way it was put together and the how the organizer truly cares about better healthy living for youth & families. I look forward to attending the gala this year in support of Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc.

Donor

Rating: 5

Managed by a professional who stays true to her mission

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Live Healthy and Thrive is a great organization! I attended the
Gala last year and I was so impressed with the impact this organization has in the community. I was so glad to know that there is an organization that cares about our children and their future!

Thanks LHTYF!

Kim_232

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hello -- "Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation" are an out-of-sight group of individuals committed to good civic duty. I have personally witnessed the wonderful works of this organization from planting gardens in neighborhood schools to sponsoring college tuition awards to prospective high school student to further their collegiate goals. I am very enthused by the "Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation". = KA

Mayyada H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It brings me great joy to share my experience with "live healthy and thrive youth foundation". I spoke with a group of young people about hypertension and diabetes. The children were so enthusiastic and remained engaged througout the presentation. They learned how important it is to live healthy lifestyles and to inspires others to do the same. I feel all children should receive what these children receive from this vital foundation!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I appreciate this organization so much. The leader of this organization was easy to work with and was very understanding. Without her, I would not have the scholarship from this organization.

Doc D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had a great opportunity to work with this awesome organization. They work so well with children of all ages.

I love their message and mission of educating of our youth while also stressing the importance of healthy lifestyle habits such as consuming daily nutritious meals, proper hydration and staying physically active for at least 30-60 minutes a day.

This foundation is fantastic and I look forward to working with them again hopefully sooner than later.

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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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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am very proud of everything that this organization has done for the community. Children are not only learning about being healthy, but also learning how turn that knowledge into a lifestyle development. Thank you LHATYF for ALL YOU DO!!!!

Khandy W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I ran the 5k this year and volunteered to help with the cool down for the participants. It is a great organization for a great cause!!! Love what they do for our youth.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization run by a dedicated team. By provided guidance and education charitable organizations like these make a difference.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a proud volunteer for LHTYF. I have seen first hand the positive impact this organization has on young people and it is commendable. Through the Pinnacle Youth Scholarship Fund, LHTYF is giving hope to high school students who want to go to college and become doctors, scientists, teachers, etc. I proudly donate my time and talent to this organization because not only are they helping to save children's lives by educating them about how to live healthy and strong, they are also helping to create future leaders of tomorrow.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member of the Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation (LHTYF) I am proud of the contributions this young, progressive and productive organization have made in the lives of Atlanta’s underserved children. Our programs educate, inspire and assist children (and their families) with living and eating better, and taking better care of their bodies. It’s so rewarding to see children learning healthy principles and then have them share with us how they are actually practicing what they’ve learned! It’s also rewarding to help great students with their college education expenses. LHTYF is committed to continuing this important work and positively impacting our community for many years to come. I am pleased to be a part of it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc., is a great non-profit organization changing the lives of children in the Atlanta area. As a volunteer for this organization I have seen the positive impact of programs such as the "Gardens are for Kids" and the "Healthy Kids Summer Camp" empower children to begin healthier habits. Educating children early about healthy foods and fitness equips them with tools necessary to lead healthier lives. It gives me great pleasure to see the excitement on children's faces and the joy of learning how to plant, grow and harvest healthy foods. I hope that Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation continues to get community support so they can keep up this awesome and important work.