What Is Steve's Club?

Steve’s Club National Program is a member-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with Local Steve’s Club chapters in cities across the country. Our Local Clubs partner with fitness facilities nationwide to bring fitness, nutrition and mentorship to at-risk and underserved youth.

Our Mission

"Steve’s Club and its participating members provide a national network of programs through which at-risk or underserved youth of any socioeconomic background can join in the fitness community at a reduced, low or no cost structure."

Our Vision

Imagine a country where youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, tough neighborhoods and difficult family lives can experience fitness and improve their lives. After school they choose to go to their Local Steve’s Club where they can interact with positive members of the community and better themselves, instead of being exposed to drugs, gangs, and violence.

We can make a difference in the lives of individual kids at the local level and begin to create change on a larger scale. The future of America rests with our youth.

Help us strengthen the nation, one kid at a time.

Changing Lives Through Community

We believe fitness can help kids grow into stronger and healthier individuals – both physically and mentally. With positive role models providing consistent coaching and mentoring, our kids learn life lessons in a supportive environment. They discover what they're capable of and push themselves to work hard and set goals. It starts with a workout, but through friendship and teamwork Steve’s Club becomes a second home.

Steve’s Club athletes spread the word and embody positive values. These teens recruit new athletes, mentor younger athletes in the program, and can also become certified coaches. They become part of the supportive community that gives back to others.

Who We Serve

Steve’s Club defines at-risk, underserved or disadvantaged youth as one or more of the following:

  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Out-of-school, including unemployed out-of-school youth
  • In or aging out of foster care
  • Homeless or runaway
  • At-risk to leave secondary school without a diploma
  • Former juvenile offenders or at-risk of delinquency
  • Exposed to violence, abuse, gang activity, drugs, crime



The first Club was started by Steve Liberati in a public housing complex in Camden, NJ, ranked as one of the FBI’s most dangerous cities in the country.


Steve’s Club National Program was created to help gyms nationwide start Local Clubs in their own communities.


SCNP held it's first Summer Leadership Camp.


With over 20+ Local Clubs across the country, Steve’s Club has helped thousands of kids transform their lives.

Detailed History


Steve Liberati started the “original” Steve’s Club in the community center of Centennial Village Apartments, a public housing complex in Camden, NJ.


Steve Liberati and Lee Knight put plans in to motion to create a National Program to support CrossFit Affiliates interested in pursuing similar missions in their own communities.


SCNP officially becomes a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a Group Exemption to allow new chapters nationwide.


SCNP welcomed its first three Local Clubs in New York, Pennsylvania and Texas into its network.


SCNP expands to California, Florida, Tennessee, Idaho, and Colorado.


SCNP held its first Summer Leadership Camp, and expands to Ohio, Arizona, D.C., and Michigan.


SCNP expands to Maryland and North Carolina.


SCNP expands to Massachusetts.


SCNP expands to Alaska, Kentucky and Oregon.


SCNP expands to Washington.


SCNP builds a national Board of Directors and expands to Illinois.


SCNP hires its first full-time Executive Director and expands to South Dakota.

Our Values

All Steve’s Club athletes, coaches and volunteers strive to live by these principles. We use them to guide our actions and create the positive environment we envision.


Do the right thing


Treat everyone well, play fairly


Keep learning, growing, and
getting better every day


Help each other, cooperate,
be loyal to the group


Encourage and motivate others


Have a good attitude, rebound
from challenges, believe
that you can


Work hard, be dedicated,
commit to excellence


Strive to be the best
you can be


Give back, be a good
role model, inspire others

We know that a committed group can create change. If you share our vision and want to get involved, there are many ways you can support Steve’s Club.

Learn more about how you can make a difference - donate anytime, volunteer at one of our local programs or Leadership Camp, or start your own Local Steve's Club to train youth in your community.