Organizations We Admire

Many great organizations embody the spirit of the Get UpSM movement,
one that celebrates hard work and determination through serving others.
The following organizations* help people get up in different ways and we applaud them for their service to their communities.

Let’s Move!

Launched by the First Lady, this organization is dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity. Let’s Move! puts children on the path to a healthy future by giving parents helpful information, providing healthier foods in our schools, ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food and helping kids become more physically active.

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Figure Skating in Harlem

Using the artistic discipline of figure skating as a powerful magnet, Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH) provides girls in underserved New York City communities with innovative education and fitness programs that promote academic success, physical health and emotional well-being. Their vision is to empower every young girl with the skills and foundation to achieve her dreams.

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STOMP Out Bullying

A national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization, STOMP Out Bullying teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying in school and online. They provide help for those at risk of suicide, provide peer-mentoring programs, create PSAs by celebrities and educate parents on how to keep their children safe and responsible online.

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Right to Play

Committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty, Right to Play operates in over 20 countries, advocating for children’s rights and transforming the lives of more than 1 million children each week using play and sports, both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance Make-A-Wish’s vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Thanks to their efforts, they are able to grant a wish in the USA and its territories, on average, every 35 minutes.

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Always Dream Foundation

Founded by 1992 Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi, Always Dream is committed to the belief that early childhood literacy is the foundation on which all academic and, in fact, life success is built. The organization aims to dramatically improve access for children of low-income families to books and technology.

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Wounded Warrior Project

Taking a holistic approach, the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) provides free programs and services that focus on the physical, mental and long-term financial well-being of veterans, families and caregivers.

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Challenged Athletes Foundation®

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) provides opportunities and support to people with physical challenges so that they can pursue active lifestyles through fitness and competitive athletics. Their foundation is deeply rooted in the belief that athletic involvement increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.

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It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project helps to create and inspire the changes needed to make life better for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world. The project has received submissions from Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Anne Hathaway, Ellen DeGeneres and many more.

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Based on the idea that athletes will get more from their sport and perform better if they feel safe, SafeSport tries to ensure a healthy and supportive environment for all participants. They offer the education, resources and training to help coaches, staff and parents recognize, reduce and respond to misconduct.

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* These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by U.S. Figure Skating of any of the products, services or opinions of the organization or individual. U.S. Figure Skating bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

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