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MOJO recognized as a NYSS Champion to Promote Participation in Youth Sports
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (February 18, 2022) – The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize MOJO as a National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion.
As a NYSS Champion, MOJO has demonstrated a commitment to supporting fun, safe, inclusive, developmentally appropriate, and accessible youth sports opportunities across the US and around the world. MOJO is recognized on health.gov as part of a growing network of organizations partnering with HHS to improve the youth sports landscape in America.
“We know children who obtain regular physical activity gain important physical and mental health benefits, which are more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic,” explains RADM Paul Reed, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS. “I’m thrilled to acknowledge the work of the NYSS Champions who are helping to foster a lifelong love of sports and physical activity for our Nation’s youth.”
“MOJO is honored to be recognized as a NYSS Champion,” says Ben Sherwood, founder and CEO. “MOJO’s mission is simple: to make youth sports fun again for the entire family. Fun is at the heart of everything we do, because fun is what keeps kids active and what keeps families engaged, season after season. The MOJO app empowers coaches, parents and kids to get out there and play – on a team or at home. In the end, MOJO makes healthier, happier families, which is good for our communities, our country and our world.”
The NYSS is a federal roadmap with actionable strategies for youth, adults who interact with youth, organizations, communities, and public policy makers to increase participation in youth sports and improve the youth sports experience. The NYSS vision is that one day all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports. NYSS Champions are recognized for working towards achieving this vision.
MOJO is on a mission to make youth sports more fun for everyone —one kid, one coach, one team at a time. Launched in February 2021, MOJO is a robust digital platform that empowers parents who coach youth sports to bring world-class training to the largest pool of players in the world—kids aged 13 and under. Supporting more than 250,000 families in its first year, MOJO believes that youth sports has the power to transform lives, not just for the kids on the field but the coaches and parents on the sidelines. MOJO is committed to equity, inclusion and helping to level the playing field for kids everywhere. MOJO’s partnerships include: the NBA, NFL FLAG, FC Barcelona, US Youth Soccer, SAY Soccer, Positive Coaching Alliance and more.
NYSS Champion is a service mark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Used with permission. Participation by MOJO does not imply endorsement by HHS/ODPHP.
About the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
ODPHP plays a vital role in keeping the Nation healthy through Healthy People 2030, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, and other programs, services, and education activities. ODPHP is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To learn more about ODPHP visit health.gov or follow @HealthGov on Twitter.