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Leaders Gather for Our Local Club Summit

Leaders from FYR youth programs across the country gathered for the second annual Forging Youth Resilience (FYR) Local Club Summit, supported by Ascent Protein. The event provided a platform for FYR Local Clubs to participate in training, share best practices and receive new resources supporting...

Local Club Spotlight: FYR Chicago

Please join us in welcoming FYR Chicago on the South Side of Chicago, IL! We caught up with Forging Youth Resilience Board Member and FYR Chicago Founder, Jason Burns, to learn how fitness has impacted his life and why he decided to start a FYR Club in his community.Tell us how fitness has...

Local Club Spotlight: FYR DC

Please join us in welcoming our newest Local Club, FYR DC in Washington, D.C. We had the chance to chat with FYR DC Founder, Jessica Salute, to learn why she decided to start a FYR Club in her community.What motivates you to work with youth in your community? I have taught in public schools for 19...

Watch the Trauma-Informed Coaching Training

At the 2022 Local Club Summit, we discussed how to incorporate research on the impact of trauma and toxic stress into our coaching. By understanding the science behind toxic stress, coaches can ensure that their programs offer support and protection against the mental and physical health...

Free Online Therapy for Athletes

We are proud to team up with BetterHelp to offer 3 months of free therapy to 150 FYR youth athletes ages 13+, coaches, and volunteers! To begin the three free months of therapy, please follow these steps: Go to betterhelp.com/voucher, and enter “fyr22” in the field. Complete the questionnaire....

Congratulations to Yokebed, CF-L1!

Last month, FYR alumna Yokebed received her CrossFit Level 1 Certificate. Yokebed first joined our program in 2013 in Camden, NJ. She attended our summer leadership camp as a youth athlete, and now nine years later has returned to Camp FYR as an Alumna Volunteer Coach."This organization has...

Local Club Spotlight: FYR Tectonic

Coaches Erica Stupfel, Paola London, and Hannah Dodson are brought together by a shared passion – helping youth grow into stronger and healthier individuals both physically and mentally. We got the opportunity to catch up with these three powerhouses behind FYR Tectonic in Camas, WA.What is one...

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