A Challenge Once Empowered Our Nation’s Youth, Now The Beneficiaries Of It Want to Pass On the Legacy

By Jack Day

For those old enough to remember John F. Kennedy he “effected their lives dramatically” and had a “vigor, a youth, an energy” that captured the hearts and minds of millions. He was known for his belief that we as Americans can always strive to do better and be better. It was through a vigorous physical fitness program aimed at making the country a healthier place that some of his vision played out. Using La Sierra high school in California as a “poster child” for fostering a common belief in improving and challenging one self, JFK launched his campaign for over all well being.

“This should be a matter of concern to us all. A country is as strong, really, as its citizens. And I think that mental and physical health, mental and physical vigor, go hand in hand.” -John F. Kennedy

This video is an open call to the youth of America and schools across the nation to “come on board to a program that will change America.” A challenge to the new generation to make a difference and gain an appreciation for life that so many others discovered decades ago. Are you going to take the #JFKCHALLENGE?

Are you already someone who takes on life like a parkour runner?  Or do you need some motivation in your world?  Tell us your thoughts and let us know if you have taken the JFK challenge!