EVERY BODY IS #MEANTTOMOVE
At Movemeant Foundation, we empower girls and women by providing them with resources, opportunities and experiences to use physical movement as a tool to build confidence and self-worth.
We’re in the midst of an epidemic. Our young women are bombarded with images and messages that glorify perfection as thin and beautiful. In some instances, they also have inadequate education on the merits of healthy, active, nutritious living. As a result, our young women are falling short--failing to realize how extraordinary they are. Instead they focus on everything they are not.
Movemeant’s impact programs focus on helping adolescent girls embody confidence and develop healthy habits so they can be successful in their future and fierce in their determination.
Body-Positive Middle School Curriculum
With a focus on the most formative years of a girl's life—middle school— our curriculum addresses the critical need for emotional, social and physical development for girls, with topics ranging from social media’s impact on beauty ideals to body diversity and genetics. In 2019 we will be expanding our middle school programs beyond the San Francisco Bay Area into New York City, Los Angeles and Nashville!
#ShePlaysWeWin Scholarship Program
We award grants to a variety of young female athletes, from economically-disadvantaged communities with high incidences of health-risk behaviors to up-and-coming all-stars who require additional resources for mental, physical and emotional coaching. We are proud to announce that Movemeant will be giving out $100,000 in #ShePlaysWeWin grants to girls in need in 2018.
Movemeant Impact Spotlight: Maria
Some shin guards and a ball make Maria one happy girl. After trying other sports, she fell in love with soccer because it let her run free with just a soccer ball and her teammates around her. Maria is always there to offer her coaches a helping hand with set up and clean up at practice and during games is there to make sure her team stays motivated. She never shys away from from a challenge and loves learning new tricks and moves to keep her at the top of her game. Off the field, she’s a Girl Scout Cadet who loves helping her troop and being part of a community of like minded girls.
Our charity fitness event series, We Dare to Bare, is a celebration of bodies of all shapes and sizes through sweat, community and courage. We turn a blank canvas into a fitness playground where women come together to celebrate not just their grit, but their beauty with an exciting line-up of fitness classes.
As a symbol of their confidence, women are encouraged to shed their shirts and proudly wear their sports bras as they sweat it out among their body-positive community and raise funds for Movemeant’s impact programs.