Stephanie Campbell's efforts have resulted in widespread national recognition and awards for her nonprofit.
COLLEGE PARK, GA, February 07, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Stephanie Campbell has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
The executive director and training consultant of KiDsGyM USA®, Mrs. Campbell, has continued to build one of the most recognizable gymnastics and fitness programs for children in the country since its incorporation in 1986. Before taking over the nonprofit organization she and her husband founded, she gained valuable experience as the executive director of Greater Atlanta Inner City Games from 1995 to 2003. In 2003 when the shift was made to after school programming, Stephanie started the After School All-Stars Atlanta with a focus on underserved middle school students. That program has since grown to support 22 schools in Atlanta. Following her stint in leadership for Arnold Schwarzenegger's initiatives, she worked as a parent facilitator with Strang Cancer Prevention Institute, Healthy Kids Healthy Futures program from 2003 to 2006. She used this opportunity to teach parents how to make healthy choices for their families and most importantly how to share what they learned with others. Along the way, Stephanie designed a 'training' bus for the local McDonald's owners titled 'Wheels of Dreams' which was used to give high school students skills needed to pursue a management career with McDonald's and to begin to envision themselves as owners. She also partnered with the Arthur Blank Youth Foundation, which supported KiDsGyM USA® when she began spreading the novel idea that sport would help change the lives of young people.
Mrs. Campbell received a bachelor's degree in speech communications and rhetoric from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her first foray into the industry of children's fitness began when her husband, a former University of Illinois football player, discovered an advertisement in the college newspaper to teach gymnastics to the youngest of children. The University of Illinois gymnastics head coach and his wife were seeking to begin a preschool gymnastics program. Having a background in communications, Mrs. Campbell aided the couple in developing the verbal instructions needed for the newly designed gymnastics curriculum, which would impact the youngest generation. The program was engaging, and their initial endeavors were met with great success. However, they encountered difficulties and challenges. It was this experience that inspired Mrs. Campbell and her husband to seek their own gymnastics program leading to the foundation of KiDsGyM USA®. They had found their calling.
Mrs. Campbell's efforts have resulted in widespread national recognition and awards for her nonprofit. She and her husband were appointed as the 506th Daily Point of Light for the Nation by President George HW Bush in 1991. They also received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice for Outstanding Contribution in the field of Drug Demand Reduction that same year. In 1992, she was presented with the JC Penny Golden Rule Award followed by the President's Volunteer Action Award in 1993. The recognition doesn't end there. In 2006, she was an inaugural winner of Women Making a Mark, and in 2017, KiDsGyM USA® was recognized with the South Fulton Lifestyle Best Children's Program. Most recently, in 2019, the couple received the Nonprofit Trinity Award for Amateur Sports.
Mrs. Campbell is grateful to many for all she has attained in her career. She is the grateful mother of four incredibly gifted young adults and a grandmother of two awesome and soon-to-be highly influential grandchildren. She is also appreciative of those who mentored and guided her in her young career. Pastor Rick Snow showed her how to continue growing in her spiritual life. Her mother, an educator, demonstrated for her how to carry herself as an exemplary woman. Her maternal grandmother, a well-educated accountant, taught her how to properly manage money. And, for reasons that deserve mentioning, her paternal grandmother, showed her how to love people and believe in herself.
In order to become a great leader, she attributes her success to her ability to be a great follower. Constantly reflecting on her own work, she continues to assess what she needs in order to grow and continue being successful. Her focus now is on helping other people achieve success through her company, choosing to measure her own success through her ability to assist others.
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