Scout Bassett came to to the U.S. after seven years in an orphanage in Nanjing, China. A house fire took her mobility, but love, community and sport brought it back. As a young girl, she tried many different sports but really didn’t get a chance to play like the other kids. Until one day, she tried running and in running she found freedom. She found strength and purpose. She found a new sense of confidence. She found she could do anything. Now she’s a champion.
Research shows that active kids do better in every possible way – they are healthier, more confident, have better focus and stay on task at school. We’re investing to get kids active at school and beyond, helping schools and community organizations set up and run programs dedicated to play and physical activity.
We’re not sure exactly when kids stopped moving. We just know that all this sitting around doesn’t sit well with us. Because kids who move are the ones who move the needle — in the classroom, in their careers and in their communities. To get them moving again, we need your help.