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

History

2007

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.

2010

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

2013

SCNP held it's first Summer Leadership Camp.

2020

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

Detailed History

2007

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

2009

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.

2010

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

2011

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

2012

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

2013

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

2014

SCNP expands to Maryland and North Carolina.

2015

SCNP expands to Massachusetts.

2016

SCNP expands to Alaska, Kentucky and Oregon.

2017

SCNP expands to Washington.

2018

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

2019

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.

Integrity

Do the right thing

Respect

Treat everyone well, play fairly

Improvement

Keep learning, growing, and
getting better every day

Teamwork

Help each other, cooperate,
be loyal to the group

Support

Encourage and motivate others

Positivity

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

Discipline

Work hard, be dedicated,
commit to excellence

Character

Strive to be the best
you can be

Community

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.