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We believe in a world where anyone can lead a fit and fulfilling life. For many of us, that means a daily routine of exercise and wholesome meals…maybe even meditation if we’re disciplined. But for many Baltimore City youth, a fit and fulfilling life begins simply with opportunity.

Children living in low-income families or neighborhoods suffer disproportionately from asthma, obesity, injuries, mental health problems, and lack of readiness to learn. NEWfit was created to address the critical wellness needs of children in Baltimore City. Our mission is to spark a lifelong practice and passion for wellness through fitness and health education programming. We offer year-round recess and competitive athletics to elementary and middle school students who typically lack access to recreational activities of any kind.

Since its inception in 2013, NEWfit has served over 11,000 students in 72 Baltimore City Schools. In that time, we’ve learned that when children are given the opportunity to learn how to be healthy at an early age, they are better equipped for a lifetime of healthy decision making.

Everything we do is created out of compassion for a community’s unique needs, and is tailored to each situation’s limitations and opportunities, with ongoing support that is anchored in integrity and consistency. At NEWfit, we believe that every individual has the power within themselves to implement their healthiest lifestyle, and can make it a reality through awareness, education, and opportunity. Everyone, no matter their age, race, background, education or external circumstances, deserves equal opportunity to health and fitness experiences.

Through our work, children and adults alike develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside of their traditional academic, professional, or everyday lives. They can use these experiences to not only pursue a life of health and fitness, but to overcome immediate personal, family and community obstacles, and turn them into a lifelong practice of wellness, and growth. That’s why what we do matters so much.

We hope you'll support NEWfit. Your investment in us is a direct investment in the health and wellness of thousands of children in Baltimore. So please, make your gift today.

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Yes, we are a fiscally sponsored project of Strong City Baltimore, which is a public 501c3 organization recognized by the IRS. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

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