Youth Fitness Coalition, Inc.

A lifetime of fitness begins here!

aka YFC-Project ACES   |   Jersey City, NJ   |  www.projectaces.com

Mission

Physical Fitness is preventative medicine. Recent Surgeon General reports have indicated the potentially avoidable health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle and obesity. Regular exercise can lower the chances of developing coronary heart disease and stroke, which include high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Youth Fitness Coalition and Project ACES activities combat obesity and physical inactivity. Current research indicates the positive role physical activity plays not only in prevention, but also treatment of diseases such as diabetes and certain cancer. Project ACES MAKES FITNESS FUN and IT WORKS!

Ruling year info

2015

President and Founder

Mr. H. J. Saunders, MA, CET

Co Principal Officer

Len Saunders, MA

Main address

PO Box 6452 Dept. GS

Jersey City, NJ 07306 USA

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EIN

22-3060748

NTEE code info

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (N01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Project ACES

The YFC's Project ACES program (All Children Exercise Simultaneously), underscores the need for daily, quality physical education in our schools. According to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports: "It is the largest event of it's kind ever conducted". Think the 'Earth Day' of fitness meets the 'Exercising Hands Across America'. Since 1989, millions of kids, parents, and teachers around the world have participated. Welcome to the "World's Largest Exercise Class".

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults
Health
Social and economic status
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Primarily K-12 physical education teachers, other teachers and school administrators. Also, health care professionals such as physical therapists, medical doctors Business professionals such as health club and wellness personnel

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    via website database, phone and email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Better use of social media to promote programs

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Help to spread the word about our programs and serve participants better

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.),

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Youth Fitness Coalition, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Shihan HJ Saunders

Youth Fitness Coalition, Inc.

Terence Kennedy

Sharon Adams, Esq.

Len Saunders, MA

Todd Stitik

Ylana Kellar

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/5/2022

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