Celebrities Giving Back
Matthew McConaughey: J.K LIvin
The Mission of the Just Keep Livin Foundation
"The just keep livin Foundation is dedicated to empowering high school students to lead active lives and make healthy choices. 'to prevent so we don't
have to cure later in life'".
What They Do
In public schools health and wellness programs are introduced to those of whom may not have had the opportunity to learn about the body before. Students learn about nutrition and fitness while serving their community. This encompasses Matthew McConaughey's own belief that you should, "give thanks… Appreciate what you DO have…The more we give thanks, the more we receive to be thankful for… GRATITUDE is the gift that always gives back."
On December 6, 2014 the Just Keep Livn Foundation set up a fundraising campaign with Crowdrise for a chance to meet Matthew McConaughey, with all of the proceeds going to the students.
Impact: From Students
Edna from Venice
“just keep livin is not only a program, it’s like a second home. It’s where I feel safe and makes me feel like I’m part of something. It is filled with amazing people who are always there to listen. It has helped me boost my self- esteem because people here make me feel better about myself. I no longer feel like a wallflower. just keep livin helped me break out of my comfort zone and meet new people.”
Graci from Warren Easton
“I would just eat all the time and I never cared about exercise. My health got worse and I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. It brought me down mentally and my parents weren’t able to motivate me enough to do anything about it. I finally found the motivation when I joined the just keep livin program.”
Cheese from Pinkston
“just keep livin has motivated me like nothing else has. As you can see, I’m a big girl, and exercise is not always easy for me. However, just keep livin taught and continues to teach me that there are a lot of different ways to exercise that are fun and possible for any body type to achieve. Plus, I know that my just keep livin friends will support and encourage me, rather than tease me.”