Get HYPE Philly!
A growing number of Philadelphia’s students live in poverty and without access to healthy foods, recreational spaces, and employment opportunities. Children growing up in the city’s northern neighborhoods live 10 years less than their peers.
“Get HYPE Philly!” is a collaborative initiative lead by GSK, The Food Trust, the Philadelphia Youth Network, and more local stakeholders. The program empowers youth to become leaders for healthy change through physical fitness, nutrition education, entrepreneurship, and civic involvement. Get HYPE Philly’s transformative youth-driven approach provides unique perspectives about the health barriers and resources needed to create sustainable solutions to better health in their neighborhoods.
To date, nearly 20,000 youth have participated in healthy programming, including 347 activities designed and led by Get HYPE Philly’s young people.