Jody Lernihan

Jody Lernihan

  • Trips: Azerbaijan 2014, Paraguay 2016, Cambodia 2017
  • CEO of J/Fit
  • "As a small business owner who travels to remote areas of the world every few months, I would consider myself a “global citizen”. Last year, I went to Azerbaijan with Courts for Kids and immediately realized my worth as a global citizen. I  was able to see how a simple court, with some real equipment to play with, can completely transform a community.
    Courts for Kids serves in two ways: the first being the court for the village, the second being the global consciousness that impacts our own children and adults that travel to build the court.
    Through play, we develop creativity, decision making, conflict resolution, and cooperation. Through volunteering, we develop acceptance, empathy, and a sense of purpose. If I can inspire just one child in the village to sustain their dreams even in the most dire situation, or a volunteer to return home with a sense of purpose to inspire others, then my time, efforts, money and support have all been worth it!”