2014-2015 Board of Directors

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:To educate and empower youth through fitness-based programs that teach STEM concepts, encourage healthy lifestyles, and promote positive youth development through opportunities to learn, succeed and belong.   

What is the definition of Dignity? How do we preserve it? How do we hold onto that ounce of hope gleaming in a child's eye saying, "Yes I can!" How is this done? By providing them with the tools necessary to walk tall, speak their minds, respect their peers and elders, understand the roots of honesty and truth, compassion for others and a hunger to chase their dreams and turn them in to realistic goals. Together as a team of staff and volunteers, we are passionate about putting this on the forefront and utilizing our skills and abilities to make this vision a reality in our mission. 

501(c)(3) Letter 

This letter from the IRS verifies Dignity Kids' non-profit status as a charitable corporation providing services to the community.

Informational Resources

Here you will find some resources appropriate to providing credibility and legal information to any inquiring vendors, volunteers or donors.

More About Us

Official Annual Report 2013

Read about the strides we made in the year 2013, including total donations and children impacted through our various programs!

What's in a name?

Ms. Heather Mayor Business Director MTI Tech Solutions 

Mr. Michael McFarland Director of KidzStrong and
Owner of Power Black Belt Academy

Ms. Susan McFarland Master Instructor Power Black Belt Academy

​Dr. Martha L. Medina Executive Director of International Sales 21st Century HealthCare, Inc.
Ms. Valerie Bontrager Director of Education and Community Engagement Phoenix Symphony

Patricia A. Faust, N.P. Founder and Nurse Practitioner Affinity Medical

​Brian Funston Owner of Funston Management Services LLC DBA Fitness Experience

​Dr. Allison Loll Forensic Scientist Phoenix Police Department

Dignity Kids, Inc.


Founded: 2008

Founder: Michelle Landgren


Areas of expertise: 

Dignity Kids Inc. has hundreds of volunteer educators and currently provides interactive learning programs to school districts throughout the United States. Last year, Dignity volunteers collectively taught more than 30,000 children and awarded over $60,000 in scholarship money to deserving students.  

Dignity Kids Inc. is dedicated to inspiring and empowering families, schools, and the community to live healthy, active, lives. Through classroom presentations, school assemblies and martial arts, Dignity Kids Inc. promotes the importance of health and fitness and educates children on the importance of pursuing a career in the STEM field, or simply furthering their education on a STEM-related topic.