Get Fit Kids Corner is officially a tax-exempt organization as of July 2, 2013. Executive Director Leslie Hoffman says this is the first step in helping to prevent childhood obesity in the New Orleans area.
Begun in December 2012, Get Fit Kids Corner is an organization which sponsors fitness and nutrition events in order to teach children and teenagers about healthy living. Through working with area fitness and nutritional experts, Get Fit Kids Corner programming will focus its efforts on education and exercise.
“This is an exciting day for the organization,” says Hoffman. “I am driven to help end childhood obesity and help kids feel good about themselves. Get Fit Kids Corner is an avenue for children and teenagers to learn about health and fitness in a fun environment. I look forward to working with area schools and organizations.”
As a 501-(c)3 organization, Get Fit Kids Corner now qualifies to apply for local, state and national grants to fund its efforts. Additionally, organization leaders will seek sponsorships to help fund scholarships for those pursuing education in health and fitness.
For more information concerning Get Fit Kids Corner, call Hoffman at (504) 908-9055.