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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: Since January of 2011, we have impacted the lives of of over 25,000 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 4th quarter, 2018, we have awarded $30,000 in book scholarships to high school students for 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

78 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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!