Healthy Lifestyle For Youth is a Movement Dedicated to Movement, Founded By Kids, For Kids 

Healthy Lifestyle for Youth  sprang from one girl’s passion for running. Over the past three years, our 16-year-old founder, Grace Lu, has worked tirelessly as a health advocate for children and teens. The mentally and physically demanding sport initially inspired her to design her own line of motivational running jewelry for a company she started with the help of family and friends when she was just 12-years-old called My Favorite Run.  When sales started to grow, Grace decided to take the proceeds and start Healthy Lifestyle for Youth, a full-fledged 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that serves her local Bay Area community by sponsoring free fitness activities and clubs and ensures any kid with the drive also has the gear to get on track to a healthy, happy, productive life.

HLFY has received both federal  and local recognition (i.e. from the San Ramon Valley Education Fund and the Contra Costa Crisis Center). In addition, HLFY has supported and sponsored other beneficial national organizations (i.e. Free ME from Lung Cancer Save Your Breath 2016 5k Run/Walk, Association for Individual Development (AID) 5K Color Run, 2016 Chris Kyle Memorial Run) by donating pieces of inspirational running jewelry from My Favorite Run to be used as prizes.


Our goal is to ensure all children have the means and inspiration to get on track to leading healthy, happy, productive lives through exercise, better eating and positive thinking.


Every child in America has the confidence and support to lead a healthy and active life.

Here’s what we do.

Shoes That Inspire
It is a running program in which low-income students are encouraged to run everyday at school for 15 minutes and also receive new running shoes in the process.  A free pair of well-fitted running shoes gives a child the drive, confidence and means to get on track to a healthy, happy life. LEARN MORE

My Favorite Run
Running is as much a mental sport as it is physical. Our motivational jewelry gets you going, and all proceeds fund Shoes that Inspire and other HLFY programs. LEARN MORE

 Heart & Sole Running Club

Our high school student volunteers introduce younger kids to the joy of running, building their confidence, enthusiasm and health with every step.  LEARN MORE