KiDsGyM USA ® is a nonprofit company headquartered in College Park, Georgia. The company seeks to work with select partners in targeted cities and towns across the country to support physical fitness, healthy lifestyles, and improved self-esteem in children through gymnastics.
Partners for our initiative will include housing authorities, gyms and recreation centers, other non-profit agencies (health and athletic), grocery stores, and pediatric offices able and willing to contribute to the program. Additionally, KiDsGyM USA ® endeavors to garner the support of universities and local community colleges to provide additional manpower and evaluative support.
Since 1986, throughout Metro Atlanta, KiDsGyM USA® has served more than 65,000 children between the ages of 12 months and 21 years. Today, it is known as one of the most unique intervention and prevention programs for children and youth. KiDsGyM USA ® also has the experience of developing a renowned tumbling team, formerly known as TOPGUN Tumblers. This was an exhibition team of very young athletes that performed for half times on college campuses in the Southeast and Midwest; in addition to popular NBA forums. They later became Air Elite and can be seen performing for crowds today, from Atlanta Hawks games to China.
KiDsGyM USA’s ® current and previous partner organizations include: the Boys and Girls Club of America, Fulton County Recreation Centers, Atlanta Centers of Hope, Atlanta Public Schools, Sheltering Arms Head Start Centers and private academies.
KiDsGyM USA ® was the first independent after school program offered in public housing communities in 1987. It used gymnastics as a deterrent to at-risk behaviors. Today it uses gymnastics to develop school readiness skills and social change. KiDsGyM USA® appeals to young peoples’ sense of thrill and excitement.
In 1980, founders Tracy and Stephanie Campbell were recruited by University of Illinois officials to establish a preschool motor development program in the state of Washington. In 1986, they relocated the program to Atlanta and incorporated as KiDsGyM USA®.
KiDsGyM USA® has been honored for its commitment to positive youth development. A few awards and commendations are listed below:
Appointed by President George Bush as the 506th Daily Point of Light for the Nation
Received the President’s Volunteer Action Award from President Clinton
Awarded the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award
Received the Certificate of Appreciation in Drug Prevention and Education from the U.S. Department of Justice, DEA
Awarded various proclamations from the City of Atlanta, Fulton County Government, and City of College Park.