The Youth Mentoring Partnership, through its Friend Fitness Program, is dedicated to helping at-risk youth forge character and strength through fitness and sport. Through the rigors of intense physical effort and positive role modeling, adolescents develop inner strength, personal character, self-esteem and goal setting skills. These traits allow them to overcome the sometimes formidable obstacles and challenges they are facing and ultimately are responsible for helping them achieve lasting success in all aspects of their lives. The Legacy Foundation grant supported three important recognition awards and ceremonies. Awards are needed for the various levels of accomplishments that students achieve, from the completion of their preliminary goals to final graduation. Our grant provided items such as wristbands, t-shirts, sweatpants, collared shirts, plaques and luncheons. For more information, please visit their web site at www.youthmp.org.