Fun, Fly & Fit

The mission of Fun, Fly & Fit is to provide a solid foundation for children to make the right life choices to keep them healthy, have fun, and improve their self-image.

To accomplish this mission, we will:

  • Encourage children to have fun through fitness.
  • Educate children and adults about nutrition and healthy eating, and provide program sites with tools and incentives to keep the program going.
  • Including parents, caregivers, teachers and other individuals who are able to reach and influence children is a key part of achieving success.

Fun, Fly & Fit is an acclaimed, results-focused program that motivates children to play, exercise and have fun.

Developed by United Way of the National Capital Area, Fun Fly & Fit has scored remarkable successes throughout Metropolitan Washington. Its goal is simple yet powerful: To get kids so enthused about physical fitness and nutrition that their attitudes and behaviors soar.

As public health officials warn that one in three American children is now overweight or obese, United Way of the National Capital Area offers an exciting youth fitness program with a solid track record in reshaping attitudes and behaviors. Fun Fly & Fit is a thoughtful, evidence-based response to the national epidemic of childhood obesity.

Fun Fly & Fit is accessible to all communities because it’s self-sustaining and adaptable. Fun Fly & Fit has been successfully implemented in more than 50 schools and other program venues. It can easily be implemented as an in-school program or in after school sites.

  • The program capacity is limited only by the available financial resources we receive and we continue to generate new support from companies, individuals, government and civic organizations.
  • Sign up on our website to receive notifications of Health volunteer opportunities such as 5k races, meal packing events, kid-friendly food collection drives and sports equipment collection drives.

Fun, Fly & Fit would not be possible without the support of our partners. United, we can help improve the health of kids around the national capital area.

  • Healthy Solutions
    HOPSports
    SPARK
    Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation
    Teens Run DC
    Latin American Youth Center (Muevete!/Move It!)
    Communities in Schools Northern Virginia (Weekend Backpack Program at Francis C. Hammond Middle School)
    Communities in Schools Nation’s Capital & Transitions Healthcare, LLC  (Weekend Backpack Program at John H. Johnson Middle School)

To find out how you can sponsor Fun, Fly & Fit, please contact Erica Russell at (202) 488-2035 or erussell@uwnca.org.

Fun, Fly & Fit FAQs

  • What is Fun, Fly & Fit?

    Fun, Fly & Fit is an acclaimed, results focused program that motivates children to play, exercise and have fun. Developed by United Way of the National Capital Area, Fun Fly & Fit has scored remarkable successes throughout Metropolitan Washington. The goal is simple yet powerful: to get kids so enthused about physical fitness and nutrition that their attitudes and behaviors soar.

  • What is the target age Fun, Fly & Fit is trying to reach?

    Previously Fun, Fly & Fit has been geared toward elementary school age children, specifically pre-kindergarten through fifth graders. As part of our focus on middle school success and on-time high school graduation, we are expanding the initiative to improving health outcomes by addressing childhood obesity prevention and reduction in middle school age children.

  • What is the goal of the program?

    The goal of Fun, Fly & Fit is to create a fundamental shift in the way children, and their caregivers, think about health and wellness.