We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps children succeed in school and life by delivering a variety of programs that increase physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.
Underserved students and their families often receive inadequate medical, dental, and mental health care, leading to problems with learning and growth. Well Centers are established within school settings to offer students and their families easier access to essential medical, dental, and mental health services.
One of the more notorious drivers of disengagement and poor behavior is hunger and malnourishment. Students receive clean, nutritious food in the form of breakfast and snacks every day. Each meal or snack also includes a Wellful card with important information about living a healthy and physically active life.
Members of each 262 Running Club set personal and group goals, receive individual coaching, and participate in local and national competitions to push themselves to new levels of health and fitness. Our fitness tracking program enables kids to view their progress over time, as well as set and achieve new goals as their performance improves.
Health Sciences Scholarships go to students pursuing a career in biomedical and health sciences. Students qualify through personal recommendations, by maintaining a high GPA in high-school science courses, and through volunteering work performed in high-need health care settings.
“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.”
Advancing the Public Health of Children
We partner with researchers across the country to study the impacts of each of our programs on engagement, hope, ambition, and learning. At the end of each cycle, we publish our research and provide open-source materials that can be used in classrooms, homes, and communities all over the U.S.
“I will strive to be well each and every day through the decisions that I make, and I will continuously choose to pursue activities and relationships that enhance my physical, social, and emotional self.”
and we are free to learn, grow, and thrive.
The Wellful Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID Number: 45-5503291). All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.