ABOUT

WHO WE ARE

Kids Moving Incorporated (KMI) is a 501(c)3 family-strengthening, community benefit organization committed to helping kids, families and communities live healthier, happier lives through physical activity and nutritional guidance. We foster school-family-community partnerships to provide fun, fitness-based physical activities and events in school, after school, and throughout the community to ensure everyone gets the chance to play, every day.

Our grassroots efforts are supported through partnerships with various community-based organizations, top-tier fitness and nutrition experts, local school districts and a revolving roster of volunteers. Working together, we’re providing kids and their families the tools they need to live healthy, happy lives.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We’re focused on putting the fun back into movement … and play back into the neighborhood. We believe in a future where friends and families laugh and play together; where schoolchildren are fit, healthy, happy, secure, and confident; where physical education is taught by impassioned coaches and trainers who live, love, and believe in what they do. It’s bringing an improved quality of life to kids in schools across the nation. Bringing friends and families together to strengthen not only their bodies, but their bond.

 

OUR GOALS

As an organization, KMI is making healthy kids a priority by developing effective plans in collaboration with school districts to improve the quality and quantity of physical education (P.E.) in schools; provide students, their families and neighborhood friends with opportunities to get active and move together; and create a grassroots movement to bring family fit-camps to school campuses nationwide. These three components will work together to change the status quo and drive transformative change in health policies, systems and environments.

 

OUR HISTORY

Established in 2011, Kids Moving Incorporated fosters school-family-community partnerships to provide fun, fitness-based physical activities and events in school, after school, and throughout the community to ensure everyone gets the chance to play, every day.

Since its founding, KMI and its partners have committed themselves to turning on the spotlight on the importance of daily physical activity as a critical element of student’s health and overall wellbeing, garnering support from local schools and families alike. The organization continues to advocate sustainable, school-wide changes in P.E. that encourage a community-wide approach to wellness.

Today, KMI continues to change the status quo and bring an improved quality of life to families everywhere, working at the federal, state and local levels to provide students, their families and neighborhood friends with opportunities to get active and move together.

 

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • In 2013, the US Department of Education awarded Kids Moving Incorporated a $1.7 million Carol M. White PEP Grant to help launch Project P.L.A.Y. (Purposeful Learning for Active Youth) in partnership with Fresno, California’s Washington Unified School District (WUSD).
  • To-date, Kids Moving Incorporated has launched Project P.L.A.Y. at three schools: American Union Elementary, West Fresno Elementary and West Fresno Middle School, collectively reaching 1,389 students.
  • We’ve grown an extensive partner network of like-minded organizations and associations that include experts in health, education, nutrition, fitness and more, all working to bring an improved quality of life to kids in schools across the nation.
  •  We continue to develop and enhance a portfolio of programs and services designed to helping kids, families and communities live healthier, happier lives through physical activity. These offerings range from creating integrated health, fitness and nutrition programs for schools, to providing ongoing professional development for teachers via in-person coaching, to launching new family-friendly, fitness-focused events on school campuses.
  • In 2016 Kids Moving Inc. launched NoWalls Gym in West Fresno, providing fitness classes to the kids and community.
  • The Eagle PAC (Physical Activity Club) was founded in West Fresno to encourage kids to be more physically active on and off campus. Students earn points towards earning a bronze, silver, or gold medal.