What is Feet First?
Our program transforms the lives of disengaged youth through an innovative approach that combines non-contact, cardio boxing workouts with social-emotional learning to build character, confidence and coping skills.
Contact us today to see how Feet First California can drive improved achievement, attendance and engagement on your campus!
The tolls of the pandemic along with the everyday stresses and strains of childhood and adolescence cause many kids and teens to experience significant levels of stress, anxiety, depression. Informed by brain science, Feet First California works primarily in schools, engaging students in a combination of physical exercise and social-emotional curriculum that together create the optimal conditions for learning. We reach students who do not typically respond well to traditional forms of school-based counseling or therapy, helping them achieve positive life trajectories and improve their relations at home, at school and in their communities.
Feet First California helps combat the youth mental health and provider shortage crises in California by serving as an alternative and innovative approach to traditional mental health support – offering effective pathways for underserved youth to thrive. Our work has transformed the lives of thousands of young people, while reinvigorating campus climates and restoring underserved communities.
Feet First teaches a mindful cardio boxing curriculum to help youth develop discipline, insight and health coping strategies. We provide an innovative 36-week curriculum instruction where students meet weekly during regular instruction hours with our experienced coaches. Classes include tailored group discussion, conflict resolution, restorative justice and wellness support. Aligned with CASEL standards, students participate in regular assessments to track progress towards social-emotional learning benchmarks.
Coming soon - Feet First Center of Contra Costa County! The Feet First Center will provide a comprehensive physical and emotional well-being program to help youth overcome obstacles, learn healthy coping strategies, and thrive. Students will have access to fun and interactive exercise and self-defense programs as well professional mental health counselors for in-depth personalized support.
Our certified experienced coaches and trainers instruct the program during schools hours. We have a 36 week curriculum covering boxing moves, motivation, emotional intelligence, healthy decision making and more. Our staff provides a fun physical and social emotional learning program at your school. All schools have access to our assessment portal to track student data and learning. Reach out if you want to add Feet First to your school!
"FeetFirst has been featured by numerous media and news outlets."
Increase In academic effort
Increase in ability to name emotions In real time
Increase in making healthy decisions
Increase in taking effective actions towards their goals.
Increase in healthy coping and strategies.