Children from homes in the lowest income bracket are far more likely to be physically inactive than kids from wealthier households
(From the Aspen Institute's Project Play Summit 2020)
Sky-high costs are preventing some kids from participating. Overall sports participation rates have declined in the U.S. in recent years, and the trend is most evident among kids from lower-income families.*
(Time: The Astronomical Cost of Kids’ Sports)
Student athletes report healthier eating habits, higher levels of cardiovascular fitness, increased parental support, and decreased anxiety and depression.
(From Child Trends Harrison, P. A., Narayan, G. (2003)