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What is FYR?

Forging Youth Resilience (FYR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers young people to build physical and mental strength for life by providing access to a network of community-based fitness programs and mentorship.

We use fitness as a tool to teach imperative life skills like perseverance, grit, determination, resilience and confidence to prepare our athletes to face the challenges life throws their way with grace, maturity and strength.

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Athlete at FYR Heart of Camden

“FYR has made me feel more comfortable and confident. It has made me stronger physically and mentally. I am able to deadlift 205 pounds when I have never even touched a bar before in my life. I learned how to do cleans, back squats, and front squats. Mentally, FYR has made me stronger and given me a feeling of belonging. I don’t talk much, but the program has made me feel the warmth and community that FYR is all about. I’m proud and honored to be able to be part of this program.”

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Work directly with youth!

Do you share our mission of empowering young people to build physical and mental strength for life? Consider starting a Local Club!

Get Involved

There are many opportunities to get involved:

  • Donate a Percentage from your Local Event.
  • Create a Scholarship.
  • Donate Gear, Equipment, Talent.
  • Support a Local Club.


Every dollar helps us empower youth.

We rely on donations and fundraising efforts to provide opportunities for our youth athletes and Local Clubs.

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