The nonprofit organizations in our community are truly the heart of High Point! Every day they work hard to provide for those not only in need, but striving for more in their daily lives. The High Point Community Foundation celebrates these men and women on the front lines!
“Those who work in the nonprofit sector are motivated by a profound yearning to make their community and the world better.”
Ann Busby, Past-Chair, HPCF
Interview with Sarah Beth Davis, Executive Director, GO FAR
What is GO FAR?
GO FAR (Go Out For A Run) began in 2003 founded by Robin Lindsay empowers children through an innovative running program to achieve their goals and pursue healthy lifestyles. GO FAR partners with more than 100 schools and after school programs to host running clubs following our comprehensive curriculum. Students train for a 5K for eight weeks learning about fitness, healthy nutrition and good character. Each fall and spring, GO FAR hosts the Triad GO FAR 5K & Fun Run in High Point for local participants. This event is a celebration of health and wellness and empowers children to continue making healthy choices long after they cross the finish line.
How does GO FAR change the lives of kids?
Children participating in GO FAR not only improves their physical fitness, but they gain competence and confidence to make good choices and maintain healthy habits for a lifetime. The feeling of accomplishment that children feel when crossing the finish line at their first 5K is often carried over to other aspects of their lives like school, home and in their communities.
What is GO FAR’s Lace Up program?
In addition to afterschool running clubs and 5K events, GO FAR also empowers children to go out for a run through our “Lace Up” shoe program. Started in 2014, also with the support of the High Point Community Foundation, Lace Up provides new running shoes to a portion of students participating in GO FAR each year. Many children are running in hand-me-down shoes or other unsafe footwear and Lace Up helps alleviate these barriers by providing comfortable and safe running shoes so that all participants will have the opportunity to successfully complete the program and the 5K race.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point enables all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. All school children ages 6-18 years old are accepted into their Clubs with a yearly membership fee of $2.00 so that our services are accessible to all.
Fairgrove Family Resource Center
Fairgrove Family Resource Center (FGFRC) has a vision for working with families centering on the belief that all families have strengths and our role is to help them build on these strengths. We look at how to support families in a way that helps them make positive choices for themselves and their families.
GO FAR (Go Out For A Run)® is an 8 to 10-week comprehensive fitness program designed to teach children of all abilities about healthy eating, goal setting, and how to train to walk/run a 5K. GO FAR was created to fight the childhood obesity epidemic while teaching children healthy habits that can be sustained throughout their lives.
Guilford Education Alliance
Guilford Education Alliance (GEA) is an independent nonprofit that galvanizes the community in support of quality public education for all students. The most important part of our name is Alliance. We are an alliance of people and organizations investing time, talent and resources in support of Guilford County Schools (GCS).
Helping Hands depends on the generosity and support of our community, foundations, and corporations who believe in our goal to help fund our programs and campaigns. We actively help feed our less fortunate, offer emergency assistance, and maintain the health and well-being of those in need.
Macedonia Family Resource Center
The youth in this community needed options. Macedonia met this next challenge head on by creating and implementing many youth programs that not only give the youth a place to go, but by providing only programs that promote positive change in the mind, body, and spirit.
Mental Health Association
Mental Health Associates of the Triad is committed to the promotion of good mental health through quality service provision and advocacy for issues affecting the mentally ill and outreach to the community. They are dedicated to improving methods and services in research, detection, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and the promotion of good mental health.
Southwest Renewal Foundation of High Point, Inc
Southwest Renewal Foundation believes having access to nature in the inner city in the form of street trees, parks, greenways, and open space increases the physical, spiritual, and mental health of both residents and businesses, and that returning nature to our inner cities strengthens urban communities and conserves municipal resources by making urban environments more healthy and desirable places to live and work.
United Way of Greater High Point
United Way of Greater High Point, Inc. develops community resources and partnerships that support a broad array of critical health and human service needs in our community. Resources are focused on community impact programs that promote and improve education, financial stability, and health in Greater High Point.