OUR HISTORY

Since 1986, throughout Metro Atlanta, KiDsGyM USA® has served more than 55,000 children between the ages of 12 months and 21 years. Today, it is known as one of the most unique intervention and prevention programs for children and youth. KiDsGyM USA tumblers can be seen tumbling throughout the city from Atlanta Hawks games to China.

KiDsGyM USA is currently or has served the following community organizations: Boys and Girls Club of America, Fulton County Recreation Centers, Atlanta Public Schools, Sheltering Arms Head Start Centers and private academies.

KiDsGyM USA was the first independent after school program offered in public housing communities in 1987. It uses gymnastics as a deterrent to at-risk behaviors. KiDsGyM USA appeals to the thrills and excitement young people seek.

In 1980, Founders Tracy and Stephanie were recruited by University of Illinois officials to establish a preschool motor development program in the state of Washington. In 1986, they relocated the program to Atlanta and incorporated as KiDsGyM USA®.

Recipient of local and national recognition, KiDsGyM USA® has been honored for its commitment to positive youth development. A few awards and commendations include:

  • Appointed by President George Bush as the 506th Daily Point of Light for the Nation
  • Received the President’s Volunteer Action Award by President Clinton
  • Awarded The J.C. Penny Golden Rule Award
  • Received the Certificate Appreciation in Drug Prevention and Education from the U.S. Department of Justice, DEA
  • Awarded various proclamations from the City of Atlanta and Fulton County Government