EVERY BODY IS #MEANTTOMOVE
At Movemeant Foundation, we empower women and girls by providing them with tools, resources and experiences which use physical movement as a gateway to building confidence and feeling powerful in their own skin.
We create opportunities where success through sports and fitness leads to success in academics, teamwork, and community. We help develop healthy habits that further a girls physical and emotional well-being for the rest of her life.
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, Chicago 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: Amaya
“With climbing there's always things to work on so no matter how good or how bad I may be doing, I know that I can always get better”
Receiving the #ShePlaysWeWin grant has helped Amaya in numerous ways. With this grant, she was able to get more training to help her improve in her climbing. She also felt like she did something to stand out and make herself noticed. It gave her the confidence she was lacking. Since climbing is her passion and she hopes to continue for many years, this opportunity gave her the drive to pursue her dreams. Being a grant recipient has taught her that hard work pays off.
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.
Our next We Dare to Bare event will be popping up in Nashville, TN on November 4th. Get your tickets today!