developing every child's potential

Healthy Habits

The Audacious Foundation supports programs that improve a child's confidence, independence, fitness, and safety.

“A whole child comes to school each day; not just the test-taking parts.”
-Paul Orfalea

By offering programs such as bicycling and swimming, we ensure that children are learning beyond the classroom and are developing healthy lifestyle habits.

Bicycling

A young rider's practice of balance builds neural connections during a critical period of brain development.

Learning how to ride a bike brings happiness, confidence, and self-fulfillment through the experience of mastering new skills. Audacious Foundation partners with local organizations and schools to integrate bicycling into the physical education curriculum.

Bicycling Improves Overall Fitness & Ability to Learn

Bicycling enhances early brain development and reduces both long and short-term risk for diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension.

Riding Encourages Exploration & Social Independence

Bicycling helps children develop a sense of direction, place, and geography while allowing them to gain some independence.

Regular Riding Reduces Stress & Attention Deficit Symptoms

Exercise in general, and bicycling in particular, has profound effect on mental health and is often used to treat behavioral disorders.

Bicycling Improves Classroom Behavior & Achievement

Exercise and outdoor activity improve concentration, retention, behavior, and cognitive function.

Swimming

Learning how to swim improves a child's confidence, independence, fitness, and  safety.

Like bicycling, swimming develops coordination not just of muscles, but also synapses of a child's growing brain. The Audacious Foundation helps schools and students with in-school swim lessons.

Learning to Swim Improves Overall Fitness & Saves Lives

Swimming improves cardiovascular fitness, strength, balance, and posture while preventing drowning: one of the most common causes of accidental death.

Bilateral Cross-Pattern Movement Enhances Brain Development

The bilateral motion of swimming improves coordination in both body and brain by stimulating the growth of nerve fibers between hemispheres.

Mastery of a New Skill Builds Confidence & Self-Esteem

Swimming lessons provide a real-world opportunity to apply new knowledge, practice skills, and succeed.

Like all Exercise, Swimming Improves Classroom Performance

According to the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, exercise improves retention, concentration, and cognitive function.

Hydration

Staying hydrated is crucial to maintaining energy levels and focus.

The Audacious Foundation funds water fountains/bottle filling stations along with free canteens so students have easy access to cool, clean water on campus.

Reduced Waste

Healthy Hydration Habits

Environmental Stewardship in Action

Improved Brain Function

Providing students with water bottle filling stations and reusable bottles reduces the waste caused by single-use plastic water bottles on a school-wide scale.

By providing students with the tools for proper hydration, we empower them in learning healthy hydration habits.

Choosing a reusable water bottle is an example of an eco-conscious action that students can take to practice good stewardship of the environment.

Staying hydrated has been linked to improved cognitive performance and quicker decision-making capabilities.

Orthodontia

In California, over 500,00 kids missed school for dental problems, but our poorest kids have little access to dental and orthodontic care due to underfunded implementation of Medi-Cal Dental.

The Audacious Foundation helps schools and local practitioners provide orthodontic care to children of low-income families.

Straightening of Teeth Helps Prevents Cavities and Gum Disease

Dental Appearance Strongly Influences Perceptions of Social & Intellectual Ability

Early Intervention Shortens Treatment Time and Severity

Poor Oral Health Affects Academic Performance

Treatment of crooked teeth eases and improves dental hygiene, leading to fewer cavities and diseases of the gums.

Right or wrong, others perceive healthy smiles as evidence of social competence and intelligence.

Treatment is begun while the jaw bones are still soft. Because the bones are still pliable, corrective procedures such as braces work faster than they do for adults.

Untreated students miss more school and experience frequent distracting toothaches and other ailments.

Our Programs

The Audacious Foundation works with carefully elected organizations to foster an environment of Whole Child Learning for all students

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LifeSource Landscape Inc. / Ramsey Cronk

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One Cool Earth

Children and Family Resource Services / SBCEO Oral Health Collaborative

Children and Family Resource Services / SBCEO Oral Health Collaborative

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Partners We Support

The Audacious Foundation supports a small number of both public and parochial schools as well as out-of-school programs that serve low-income communities, mostly within Santa Barbara County. These schools are selected based upon leadership, and the Principal or leader’s alignment with a “whole child” learning philosophy.

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The Audacious Foundation works with carefully selected organizations to foster an environment of Whole-Child Learning for all students

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EPIC

LifeSource Landscape Inc. / Ramsey Cronk

LifeSource Landscape Inc. / Ramsey Cronk

One Cool Earth

One Cool Earth

Children and Family Resource Services / SBCEO Oral Health Collaborative

Children and Family Resource Services / SBCEO Oral Health Collaborative

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