We Can’t Weight Campaign

Organizations in the LEGACY Resource Area

Donors for We Can’t Weight To Give Back

Pictures from WE CAN’T WEIGHT Event


LEGACY Foundation President Jonathan F. Smith attempted lose 100 pounds in a campaign to demonstrate to youth how to be healthy, raise awareness about the troubles facing inner city youth.

On Saturday, September 29, LEGACY hosted a Zumba-a-thon as a back-to-school event, suppling close to 1,100 students with backpacks and school supplies. Students visited the University Of Missouri -Kansas City (UMKC) campus for a Zumba-a-thon.

We believe that in order to promote a healthier society that we have to put our children in a position where they are equipped with options to live a healthier lifestyle. While the students are working out, their parents received information on UMKC, organizations that offer tutoring programs and also get a tour of the university campus. The parents and students also received information and instruction on health/wellness activities, such as how to shop for healthy foods, cook healthy and exercise suggestions. Students also received information on conflict resolution.

The students from our summer youth arts/theater program put on a showcase that culminated a full day of activities promoting youth literacy, tackling the issue of childhood obesity and deterring youth violence.