NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kids in the Game, a fast-growing organization and a leader in sports-based youth development, is officially a Certified B Corporation™. This prestigious designation reinforces our mission to change kids’ lives through the power of sports, ultimately accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business.
“At Kids in the Game, we see ourselves as a company that can - and will - be a part of the solution to build a better future,” said CEO of Kids in the Game, Matt Murphy. “Becoming a B Corp™ is something that reflects so much of the work we fight for every day - the belief that all stakeholders should be considered and valued, that transparency and sustainability build better companies, and that the business community has a responsibility to be a driving force for good. We're grateful that our work has been recognized by the B Lab™ and look forward to working closer with our fellow B Corps to continue our fight for a healthier, more inclusive future.”
To obtain B Corp Certification, Kids in the Game participated in the B Impact Assessment process. This evaluated everything from our operations and business model impact on staff, our community and environmental practices, to customers, employee benefits, and our mission-locked impact. After a two-year application and review process, we are thrilled to officially join the global family of Certified B Corporations.
“We have been working on this initiative for over 2 years, and it has been a driving factor in making Kids in the Game not only a great organization for our kids but also a great place for our employees. Without the work that our coaches & team do day in and day out, we would not have been able to achieve this milestone,” said Tatum Boehnke, Director of Community & Impact. “We are excited to join this network of inspiring organizations and continue to strive to make the planet a better place for all.”
It’s an honor to be in the elite company of only 3,000 other companies worldwide, and we are one of only a few in the youth development industry. There is always more progress to make, and we are working hard every day to ensure Kids in the Game is not only a great place for our kids, but for our employees, customers, NYC, and beyond.
About Kids in the Game
Kids in the Game runs programs in dozens of communities around New York City for over 25,000 kids. This includes programs such as after-school, esports, competitive sports teams, and summer camps. Our goal is to help the next generation of leaders develop healthy habits and an active lifestyle, while promoting personal growth through safe environments, play, and competition. For more information on what we do and where we work, check out kidsinthegame.com. To learn more about the B Corp movement, head here.
About B Corporations
Certified B Corporations are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. They meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. To date, there are more than 3,000 B Corps in 150 industries and 71 countries around the world.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good™. Their initiatives include B Corp Certification, administration of the B Impact Management programs, and advocacy for governance structures like the benefit corporation. B Lab’s vision is of an inclusive and sustainable economy that creates a shared prosperity for all.