Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation 

Born out of her own experience, Ms. Hilliard founded the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation (WHGF) in 1996.

WHGF provides free and low-cost Gymnastics to underserved communities in Harlem, and Detroit with the mission to empower the lives of urban youth by improving their physical and mental health through gymnastics.

To date, WHGF has made gymnastics accessible to over 20,000 urban youth in NYC. …

As they approach almost twenty-five years in Harlem and five years in Detroit, the foundation allows all kids from every background to pursue a sport that they love and empowers them to want to succeed. …

When asked what words of wisdom she has for those interested in the sport, Ms. Hilliard recommended, “Go for it! Gymnastics can do wonders to your physical and mental health, from flexibility and strength to focus and discipline. These are skills kids can utilize in all walks of life.” …

How One Woman Is Making Gymnastics Accessible To Black Youth

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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