Where’s James? Supporting a Grantee in the Front Row!
by Savannah Lira, Program and Communications Associate
Last weekend, PVF’s Executive Director James Higa came out to support the Movemeant Foundation at their 2019 We Dare to Bare Festival in San Francisco. The annual fundraising festival was more than an outdoor workout class; it was a community gathering of strong, confident individuals celebrating their bodies and supporting Movemeant’s impact programs.
“The event series gives women the opportunity to reclaim their own confidence while fundraising to give young girls the chance to do the same.”
Movemeant Foundation empowers girls and women by providing them with resources, opportunities and experiences to use physical movement as a tool to build confidence and self-worth. In 2016, PVF supported the expansion of their program into low-income public schools in the Bay Area Peninsula. Now, they host 12-week programs for middle school girls, facilitated by certified fitness and dance instructors, with 20 minutes of instruction and 25 minutes of “creative, contemporary physical programming, such as hip hop dance, cheer dance, yoga —even kickboxing.”
The Movemeant Foundation continues to grow and strengthen their commitment to making fitness “accessible, fun and empowering while shifting the conversation from weight loss and typical beauty ideals to that of body positivity and supporting one another”. We can’t wait to see what they do next!