Youth Programs

Mirer Family Foundation Youth Program Involvement

Youth sports programs play a crucial role in health through physical fitness. Because safety concerns limit children’s access to active outdoor play, organized sports play a critical role in providing children with the opportunity and motivation to be physically active. Studies have shown that playing sports not only has physical health benefits but also reduces anxiety and promotes positive mental health.

The Mirer Family Foundation (MFF) has supported youth sports both financially and through volunteer work. Both Ken and Rick Mirer have been involved in coaching youth sports in their home areas.

The MFF has also provided financial support. The impact of our support is reflected by what recipients say:

“The Mirer Family Foundation has been a vital partner with our Clubs in Elkhart County with both financial and in-kind support. This partnership supports not only the work we do, but also makes it possible to continue serving kids with the respect, honor and compassion they deserve.The Mirer Family Foundation’s faithful support provides vital programs for 3,000 children in Elkhart County. On behalf of our children, thank you!

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Goshen is a dynamic youth-development agency that inspires and enables children ages 6 – 18 to reach their full potential. We offer programming in five core areas – including sports, fitness and recreation – and look to serve children that are at risk and in need of a safe environment after school. Caring, adult professionals are on hand to guide Club kids toward being an upstanding citizen with healthy habits in their personal lives. In addition, we offer academic help to ensure that all Club members have the opportunity to thrive and excel in academics.” Kevin M. Deary, President/CEO B&GC of Greater Goshen, IN

“The Mirer Family Foundation has been a great and consistent supporter to United Way of Elkhart County. I continue to be inspired by their support to our community and their dedication to helping children. We are a 90 year old organization who advances the common good for all in the areas of EDUCATION, INCOME and HEALTH.  Our legacy is built on the support of people like Rick Mirer and his family, who continue to support their home community and the people who live there.  Thank you.” Jessica Koscher, MPA, CFRE, Executive Vice President, United Way of Elkhart County, IN