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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

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.

1 Cherryl_Harris

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Live Healthy and Thrive is a community focused organization with an excellent pulse on the needs of its constituents. Lori and her team have found a way to connect health education with impactful marketing campaign to make the greatest impact for under-served youth. hats off!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation is an amazing organization! The impact they are having in the community serving the needs of youth is not only inspirational but is directly driven by genuine passion and dedication from everyone involved. Empowering and educating our next generation is an important cause. They are our future! It has truly been a pleasure working with Lori. I am a proud supporter!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation has demonstrated its Passion for Empowering the Youth and Communities they live in by hosting and promoting Health Events that are inviting and friendly, educating and entertaining. I'm proud to serve as a Volunteer for Lori and her Team at Live Healthy and Thrive.

Horace Dennis
owner/ coach
HD-FIT

Client Served

Rating: 5

Working with Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation allowed me to give back to the community in a very positive and uplifting way. LHTYF is not only a great organization, it is ran by great people who understand the health needs of young people. LHTYF is creating an atmosphere where the young people are learning to eat healthy for the rest of their lives. The kids are able to take what they have learned back into the homes, neighborhoods and communities. LHTYF is an organization that I would work for again and again.

Sherri21

Board Member

Rating: 5

In exploring what Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation is all about, you will understand this is an organization passionately dedicated to impacting the health of children in the community. The programs are designed not to just do or provide for children but to influence them to make healthy choices by getting them involved in the projects themselves. I believe this organization will have a lasting impact on the health of the children and families it serves.

Donor

Rating: 5

Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation is making a big difference in the lives of youth and their families. Through ongoing health awareness programming, scholarships, and outreach, this organization continues to assist so many. I am a proud supporter!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation plays an amazing role in the community. The organization does a great job at instilling healthy eating and exercise habits in the children they help. I love volunteering with an organization with such a great mission and even great execution!

Donor

Rating: 5

Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation plays an active role in the community. The programs that they have to help kids learn how to garden, teach children about nutrition and then end each year with a celebration and scholarship to help young adults go to college are a few reason to support their charity. I greatly appreciate the actions they take in the Atlanta community to make a difference.

Donor

Rating: 5

Live Healthy & Thrive Foundation is a valuable community organization promoting and advocating for healthier youth lifestyles. Their leadership is focused on collaboration and consistent messaging to keep this important issue in the forefront.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have participated in programming for Live Healthy and Thrive for the past year. This is an excellent organization that not only educates youth but also empowers them to live healthier lives. I was amazed at the programs they have had for children which have included dance/exercise, healthy cooking demonstrations, and health focused summer camps. I am so glad that I became involved with this organization because it is truly making a difference in children's lives.

Tomica Y.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc. (LHTYF) is a dynamic organization that helps improve the health outcomes and emotional well-being of children in the Metro Atlanta area. This organization has a tradition of empowering, teaching and inspiring excellence in the children of our community. I've seen firsthand the positive impact LHTYF has on the lives of children we serve at each of our events. It is great feeling to continually witness the enthusiasm the children and their parents exhibit upon learning new & exciting ways to live healthier lives. Ensuring our children are empowered to excel in health and in life is paramount and this organization is dedicated to that and works tirelessly to change the face of our future one child at a time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since moving to Atlanta last year, I have actively been trying to find ways to get involved with the community. In speaking to the director and founder of this organization, her passion for helping our youth change their lives through healthy eating practices encouraged me to join immediately and continue to help spread her and my passion to others. I have enjoyed being apart of LHTYF and love seeing the impact it has made in the Atlanta community. I only hope for bigger and better outreach for this organization and pray that more youth and parents will get involved in being advocates for healthy eating practices and exercise. LHTYF is a great organization that fosters the development of our youth in the Atlanta community and I am thankful to be a part of it.

Candace H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with this organization and have seen first hand the positive impact LHTYF has had in the Atlanta area with children who need to develop healthy lifestyle habits. It is very fulfilling to volunteer for an organization that values the future well being of our youth. Obesity and diabetes are real issues that this organization is trying to address to help our children.

Fayron C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

LHTYF is AWESOME! A non-profit organization committed to helping better the quality of life for our children today, physically, academically, emotionally and for better health all around. You are doing great things by helping our children set goals, to dream and to know that they can achieve.