At Youth to the Core we have worked for years to develop a comprehensive approach to developing healthy children and students of all ages. Utilizing recent scientific insights into children’s health, we have developed a program that provides children with opportunities to learn, exercise and develop an overall appreciation for the complex nature of their bodies.
This exciting new approach to physical and classroom education is called “exercise science.” By using new technologies to delve even deeper into the study of human movement, health and nutrition we are making great strides towards improving the overall fitness of children everywhere. Exercise science gives us new understanding of injury and illness prevention, how diet affects overall health and how the body’s various systems work together.
At Youth to the Core we strive to provide a well-rounded exercise science curriculum that will benefit the overall development of every child. We provide extensive tools for both teachers and parents that will help them reach the goals they have set out for their children and students. Even though we’d like to be, we know we can’t be everywhere at once, so we have created an easy to follow system that will be fun and beneficial for teachers, parents and children.
Mr. Caslavka is the founder of Youth to the Core, curriculum designer and primary educator for all Youth to the Core schools and programs. Along with his 30 years of experience in the fitness and health field, his work with youth fitness allows the organization to expand to multiple schools.
Zagros (“Zag”) brings a bright, qualified legal mind to our organization. His fundraising guidance to establish our marketing campaign will allow us to become a respected face in the community and expand our footprint. Zag’s desire and enthusiasm to bring our mission to our youth will create a foundation for solid, continued growth within and around the organization. We are fortunate to have such a young legal mind with a passion for youth.
Dr. Hayden brings understanding the human body to another level for the students. Lauren’s anatomy background and her ability to explain the body brings everything to life for all the youth and creates questions which enhances the learning capabilities.
Ms. Kelley keeps the organization together. Her years of dedication to multiple charities in the San Diego area bring a respected individual who has a deep passion for our youth. Jewel is an integral part of our organization to assure continued growth that our mission becomes a reality.
Mr. Johnson is no stranger to the nonprofit community and his participation as an advisor brings priceless experience and knowledge to the foundation. From helping the homeless to organizing Boy Scouts, Herb has dedicated his life to service in the San Diego community.
Dr. Donnelly is a nationally recognized researcher in children to fight obesity involving physical activity and diet. His recent study A+PAAC results show how academic scores in grades 3-5 improve when the students learn through movement. Since 2000 “Doc” has received $10 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health to help combat obesity in children and adults.
Ms. Terry has been an educator for grades K-6 the past 25 years and is the primary home room educator for Youth to the Core at The McGill School of Success. Delia was instrumental in assisting with the program’s inception and helping coordinate Youth to the Core’s curriculum for each grade level. Ms. Terry is now in her fourth year with Youth to the Core and brings the teachers voice to our organization.
Mr. Truax brings an extensive financial mind to our foundation with a deep understanding and experience working with non-profit organizations of all types and sizes. Randy has been involved with youth organizations in and around San Diego for over 30 years. His compassion for others and his forward thinking business mind brings direction and guidance that will allow us to integrate with others.
A non-profit financial specialist, Ms. Whitten is no stranger to school districts or non-profits of all sizes. Brandi brings a solid and realistic approach to Youth to the Core's financial direction. Her long standing volunteer commitment with SDUSD as a former PTA President, financial advisor and past recipient of Volunteer of the Year for SDUSD, Brandi guides every aspect on the intricacies of growing within the non-profit and Charter school communities.