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# of Schools 31
# of Students 13233
Project Start 2020


The Edna Kynett Foundation
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Scattergood Foundation
Lindback Family Foundation
CATCH Global Foundation

To date, we have served 31 schools in Philadelphia with CATCH’s Whole Child Guided Journey, and many other campuses have expressed an interest and need for this programming. To expand our Whole Child work across Philadelphia, CATCH is seeking funding partners to match our investment. To learn more about how you can support this initiative, please contact Sarah Andrews at [email protected].


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“The CATCH resources are fantastic. They cover a broad range of topics and resources, with a lot of “extras” and that’s what we like. We particularly like the resources on interaction, video demonstrations, booklets, activities and posters. The list goes on and on! CATCH staff have been extremely supportive and is always there for us. We have information about CATCH on our bulletin boards throughout the schools, and we really use everything you give us.”

- Ulana, Teacher

“All of the health and nutrition events that we were involved in this year were great for the staff, as well as the kids.”

- Joanne Arnold, Patterson Elementary

“Despite the circumstances of virtual/hybrid learning, our themed challenges ‘Eat the Rainbow’ and ‘Heart Healthy Hydration’ helped to create a sense of community among students. It was great to see them come together and accomplish mindful and meaningful tasks, all while having fun.”

- Jillian Clark, Patterson Elementary

“My child loves GO, SLOW, WHOA. She identifies all the foods we have at home.”

- Disston Parent

The Skillet Lasagna event was an awesome way to spend time with the whole family!

- Parent

“The Future looks BRIGHT in Philly as everyone is CATCHing on in Finletter!”

- Finletter CATCH Team

“Staying active all summer on my new scooter is going to be fun!”

- Anthony, Taggart Student

“CATCH really inspired us to think outside of the box to get students involved in health and fitness during the virtual learning. We used activities from the CATCH program in PE, we focused on eating a variety of fruits and veggies and drinking more water. Without CATCH, we probably would not have done any of these things in the virtual setting.”

- Staff Member

The Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation

The Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1954 by Harold H. Kynett in memory of his wife, Edna. The Foundation’s mission is the “scientific study, prevention, early diagnosis and alleviation of diseases of the human heart and circulatory system; and the training of students, general practitioners, and specialists” in that area.

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas is one of the world’s most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is ranked No. 1 for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals survey, and is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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Eat Right Philly’s mission is to educate, support, and inspire improved school wellness and culture so School District of Philadelphia students and their families can live a healthy lifestyle and achieve their fullest potential.

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