Happy Feet Equals Learning Feet is a community-based program that was created in 2009 and is growing rapidly. One goal of this program is to remove a stumbling block to optimum school performance. Not having a basic personal item can distract a child from performing well in school. We attempt to improve a child's perspective about attending school by providing them with a quality pair of athletic shoes. The students are chosen with input from FRYSC Coordinators, Principals, Teachers and Guidance Counselors at their respective schools. A group of Community Volunteers gather donations to provide funding for this project.
After providing for over 450 kids in the first year and over 700 the second year, Happy Feet will benefit nearly 2000 kids in a 5-county area this school year. The Happy Feet program is active in Union, Webster, Crittenden, Henderson and Logan counties.