Hoping to provide at-risk youth with the opportunity for athletic, academic, and spiritual growth, The Power of Play Foundation offers courses and guidance for children and hosts fundraisers and other donation-based programs. The foundation's adult mentors, serve as role models who work with kids aged 7 to 18 on matters ranging from self-esteem to schoolwork. The Power of Play Foundation also provides numerous health and fitness programs, including Fit Miss sessions, which present girls with different exercises, nutrition topics, and components of character development each week, and the Summer Smiles program, which allows kids in the foster-care system to enjoy carefree seasonal activities in a safe, friendly atmosphere.
The Alamance County Community YMCA pursues a mission to bring health, wellness, and personal growth to communities. Kids leap into activities ranging from swim lessons and youth sports to afterschool programs and day camps.
Zumba, cycling, and Pilates group exercise classes shake up adult workout routines, as childcare frees up parents to pursue fitness goals. Meanwhile, adult sport leagues result in friendly competition and hyperliterate team names inspired by obscure philosophers.