Who We Are

Healthy Lifestyle for Youth (HLFY) is a movement dedicated to movement, started by kids, for kids. The non-profit organization sponsors free fitness activities in the Bay Area and ensures any child with the drive also has the gear – free running shoes – to get on track to a healthy, happy, productive life.

“I wanted to share my passion for running with other kids and motivate them to live more active and healthy lifestyles. My goal for Healthy Lifestyle for Youth and the programs that our non- profit supports is to show young people that the simple, everyday choices they make about things like what food they eat, how much they move and how positively they think can positively impact the quality of their lives.”~ Grace Lu, Founder & President


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.


We believe that there are three stages to affecting positive change:

  • Recognize

First, we recognize areas that are in need of our support. With the participation of our sponsors and the collaboration of our team, we work directly with schools and communities in need.

  • Inform

Secondly, we inform children and teenagers about the importance of maintaining a balanced lifestyle that includes physical and mental health and well-being. We educate and empower them to positively take charge of their lives.

  • Change

Lastly, and most importantly, we inspire change. Not only do our programs encourage participants to become more active, we also enable them to cultivate self-confidence and self-esteem.