More Kids Feeling Fit Thanks to Scholarship Foundation

March 5, 2008

Fifteen-year-old Christopher Henry wasn’t able to ride a bike before he started sessions at Fitness for Health, a therapeutic exercise facility for kids in Rockville.

Henry, who was born prematurely, suffers from autism, attention deficit⁄hyperactivity disorder and a lung disorder. But through a series of targeted games and exercises, the Fort Washington resident has been able to gradually increase his balance and motor skills.

‘‘Within a month, Christopher was riding his bike independently,” said Marcelle Henry, Christopher’s mother. Henry said she has also noticed marked improvement in her son’s social skills and...


The Life Enrichment Awards Program (LEAP)

Feb. 13, 2008

The Life Enrichment Awards Program (LEAP), established by The HSC Foundation, is designed to enrich the lives of youth and young adults ages 14 to 25 with disabilities and chronic illnesses, as well as those who are “at-risk”, who are transitioning into adulthood. Kids Feeling Fit Foundation’s (KFFF) mission is to provide opportunities to improve the health and physical fitness of children and young adults with physical or emotional limitations whose families lack the financial resources to provide them. In Montgomery County, in collaboration with KFFF, LEAP will provide Scholarships to eligible applicants to attend health and physical fitness programs. KFFF Scholarships provide opportunities for these individuals to improve balance, coordination, cardiovascular endurance, kinesthetic awareness, and strength, gross and fine motor skills, sports skills, social skills, and self-esteem, many of which are necessary for the effective transition to adulthood. Additionally, KFFF will provide for the purchase of tangible items directly linked to youth transition planning and implementation.

Examples of eligible awards include, but are not limited to: health and physical fitness programs, and school- or job-specific tools, computers and/or assistive technology (needed for school or work).

The program does not fund “life necessity” or medically-related goods, devices, and services, such as food, medicine, direct medical services, or housing. Additionally, LEAP will not fund services typically available from public service and/or government agencies.

Kids Feeling Fit Foundation
11140 Rockville Pike, Suite 100, No. 163
Rockville, MD 20852

Should you have any questions, call KFFF at 240-430-0834