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The Amazin’ Mets Foundation and the Mets are committed to funding programs within the community that have a positive effect on the health & wellness of all individuals. From healthy eating to exercise, the programs the Foundation supports and the programs the Mets have established enable New Yorkers to prioritize a healthy lifestyle.


Since June 2021…

over $322,000 in grants have been distributed to organizations that support health & wellness.

Mets Community Programs

The Amazin’ Mets Foundation and GrowNYC team up with Empire BlueCross BlueShield for Eat Smart with the Mets, a nutrition program that encourages healthy eating and provides nutritional knowledge for young students. GrowNYC’s Seed to Plate Program is a nutrition education program that tells the story of local food and why it is important for our bodies, the environment, and our community, inspiring healthy food choices and environmental leaders.

The Seed to Plate program offers ten lesson plans for participating schools that include field trips to local greenmarkets, exploring local farms, cooking lessons, and focus on the importance of a balanced diet.

• Lesson 1 – Welcome to Seed to Plate
• Lesson 2 – Field Trip: Welcome to the Greenmarket!
• Lesson 3 – Local & Seasonal Foods: Exploring Farms of the Northeast
• Lesson 4 – Eat a Rainbow!
• Lesson 5 – Sustainable vs. Industrial Farming
• Lesson 6 – Meet Your Farmer Classroom Visit
• Lesson 7 – What’s the Story of Food?
• Lesson 8 – Field Trip: A Day on the Farm
• Lesson 9 – Now we’re Cooking! Farm Fresh Cooking
• Lesson 10 – Students Taking Action: Think Globally Eat Locally

During the Spring of 2023, Eat Smart with the Mets worked with eight schools and 1,000 students

Mets on the Move, presented by the Hospital for Special Surgery, is a fitness program dedicated to keeping kids active and healthy. In 2024, the Mets will work with 3,000 students at six local elementary schools. The program launches on May 6 and runs throughout the month to coincide with National Physical Fitness and Sports month.

Participating students received pedometer watches to track their physical fitness. The more steps they accumulate, the more Mets prizes they can earn.

The Amazin’ Mets Foundation has funded grants to numerous local organizations that offer programs which inspire our youth to stay active and healthy all year round, including New York Edge (to support their Girls L.E.A.D program as well as funding for new gym equipment and athletic gear for after school sports) and Flushing YMCA (to support children in their summer camp program).

Mindfulness with the Mets

In 2022, the Mets launched “Mindfulness with the Mets,” a program focused on enhancing the health and wellness of young members of the community.

This program focuses on encouraging young students to learn about the importance of mental health and find ways to bring positive thinking and solutions to help ease anxiety and combat depression.  For the 2023-2024 school year, the Amazin’ Mets Foundation provided a grant to Girls Inc. NYC to fund their Mind Body Matters mental health program at two Queens middle schools.  The Mets visited the two schools and conducted a mental wellness panel, lead discussion groups, hosted a yoga session and provided giveaways to the girls participating in the program.

The Amazin’ Mets Foundation have also funded a grant to the Child Center of NY for their new center in Woodside, Queens that offers therapy by licensed mental health and substance abuse professionals to children and adolescents — including those in foster care. 

Farmstand Business Curriculum

The Mets and 1PointFive are proud to team up to support GrowNYC’s Farmstand Business Curriculum.  This program empowers school communities to take a meaningful look at our food system and examine the model GrowNYC has used for over 50 years to support food access in New York City. It allows schools to reach beyond the perimeter of their school garden and onto plates in their communities, while allowing students to learn real-world business skills.

The Farmstand Business Curriculum’s goal is to launch green career opportunities for students. Following the curriculum, students are encouraged to apply for GrowNYC’s Workforce Development Program, which is a seven-week opportunity for youth ages 16-19 to gain skills in food and agriculture.

This year, the Mets and 1PointFive are partnering with the following schools for GrowNYC’s Farmstand Business Curriculum:

  • The Academy of Medical Technology
  • Health Arts Robotics and Technology High School
  • Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School
  • The Young Women’s Leadership School

Grantee Spotlight

Grow NYC

The Amazin’ Mets Foundation provided a grant of $60,000 in 2022 to GrowNYC to fund Eat Smart with the Mets.

The Child Center of NY

The Amazin’ Mets Foundation funded the creation of a Mets themed “Mets Clubhouse” at The Child Center of New York’s new Wellness Center in Queens, NY. The room is designed as a fun hangout space for the teens and young adults receiving psychotherapy at the Wellness Center.

Flushing YMCA

The Amazin’ Mets Foundation has supported Flushing YMCA’s summer camp program since 2021. The Foundation has awarded over $80,000 in scholarships for low-income students to participate in their summer camp.