Winterkids Education Foundation
WinterKids is the Official Beneficiary of the Urban RAID Portland. WinterKids is the only nonprofit in Maine dedicated exclusively to increasing outdoor physical activity in children during our longest, most sedentary season. The shorter, darker, and colder days of winter and the increasing allure of screen time—kids average just 30 minutes a week of time outdoors; however their weekly electronic media exposure is almost 45 hours a week!—make it all too easy for Maine kids and families to “hibernate” and complacently view inactivity as an acceptable option.
At WinterKids, we make it our business to provide families, schools, and communities with the right option: to get outside, get active, and have FUN! Our statewide programs offer special opportunities for all kids—regardless of background or socioeconomic status—to be active and healthy during the winter. We strive to build a healthier generation of children—a generation that truly understands the importance of staying active and fit in every season and enjoys a connection to the beautiful natural resources our state has to offer!