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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: In the past 7 years, we have impacted the lives of of over 21,000 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 1000 school items such as book bags, lunch boxes and notebooks to homeless shelters. We've given $25,000 in scholarships to a total of 28 high school students from 2011 to 2017 in the Atlanta area. We are making an impact!

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: a school of 1000 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

69 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


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.


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.


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.


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.

Henry C.


Rating: 5

LHTYF is an exceptional organization that is committed to improving the quality of life for our youth. They are the quintessential example of servant leaders