September 14, 2021

How Can We Reach and Create Belonging for Baltimore Youth? Part 2

Baltimore Youth

MissionFit aims to create a supportive community centered around fitness and wellness to instill change in the landscape of Baltimore’s youth. Throughout our journey to fulfill this mission, we’ve discovered and worked hand in hand with several great organizations aiming to reach and create a sense of belonging for the youth of our great city. We outlined many of these organizations last month, and we have a few more that we’d love to feature because of their continued commitment to benefiting our youth in their own special ways.


Instagram: @squashwise

SquashWise is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing equity in squash, education, and personal development opportunities in Baltimore. They aim to inspire young people to realize their full potential by providing them with the programs and supports necessary to achieve their sporting and life goals. At their annual Pickleball rally, they managed to raise $415,000 for their youth development program with help from supporters!


Next One Up

Instagram: @nextoneuporg

Next One Up aims to empower young men in Baltimore to become our city’s next generation of leaders.  These young men come from a wide array of backgrounds, experiences, and aspirations. Every day, Next One Up programming contributes toward building academic and athletic skills and supports each young man as he builds a vision for his future. In all that Next One Up does, they promote life skills like leadership, determination, and grit.


R.I.C.H. Foundation

Instagram: @r.i.c.h_foundation

Founded by Timothy Rich, R.I.C.H. Foundation (or reaching innocent children’s’ hearts) is a mobile outreach program connecting youth to various important resources around Baltimore city. The foundation provides mobile services as an access point to youth in their partner organizations with the ultimate goal of strengthening communities surrounded by violence, trauma, poverty and oppression while building community, educational institutions focusing on grassroots related issues.



Instagram: @iammentality

I AM MENtality is a Baltimore based nonprofit organization focused on assisting male youth with developing their leadership capacity by offering educational and experimental opportunities. In addition to helping youth develop leadership skills, I AM MENtality focuses on developing conflict resolution skills, professionalism, financial literacy, character building, and more.


Get Stronger and Get Moving in Baltimore with MissionFit!

MissionFit is dedicated to strengthening Baltimore youth through classes and an open gym. It’s our goal to encourage positive traits, like respect and teamwork, and provide children with a place to gain self-confidence and enjoy some exercise. To learn more about our classes or donate to support our mission, visit our website. Want to Support? We’re making health a possibility and a priority for Baltimore’s youth. If you want to support us, here are two easy ways to do so:

1. Donate here!
2. You can put your online shopping to good use by donating a percentage of your purchase with AmazonSmile! To get started, sign in here, search for “MissionFit” and select us as your charity of choice.

September 14, 2021

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