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Believe It Foundation (Nonprofit )

In 2008 the Believe It Foundation was formed by Andrew McAllister for the purpose of promoting the inclusion of physically challenged children. Far too often these children are needlessly excluded from opportunities to participate with others when a little extra effort is all that is necessary.

Attending a major sporting event, taking a family trip, participating in Scouting, or going to summer camp can all be life changing experiences for any child, especially if physically challenged. “I know because I enjoyed these experiences and many more”, declares Andrew. “In every case, it was due to someone or some organization willing to be inclusive.”

The Foundation has continued to work with Kinetic Kids, a San Antonio non-profit organization that provides safe, healthy recreation opportunities for children with physical and mental differences.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Andrew McAllister - Chair

Available to students attending high school in the state of Texas, Believe It Foundation provides eligible high school seniors or college undergrads a $2500 scholarship to attend the accredited college or university of their choice. 

Click here for all application information.

To qualify for the Believe It Foundation Scholarship, applicants:

  • Must have a significant physical challenge and may or may not use a wheelchair for mobility. The physical challenge must affect activities of daily living.
  •  Must have at least a 3.0 GPA either as a graduating high school senior or in their college coursework.
  • Must show financial need
  •  Must be applying to, or currently attending, an accredited four or two year college within the United States.
  •  Must be a legal resident of the United States.
  •  Must submit an application with all required attachments by March 23, 2022. 
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Since its inception in 2008 the Foundation has sent youth with physical challenges to T Bar M Camps through a specialized program called Camp Hope. It started when Andrew was a camper himself at T Bar M. Since that time, T Bar M has evolved the program to include specialized training for counselors, slightly modified programming, and updated facilities for improved access. Through Foundation scholarships, youth with physical challenges get to go to camp, engage with typical campers in their cabins, and dive into stretching but supported physical activities

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Believe It Foundation partners with schools and districts to scale social inclusion and create on-ramps for authentic relationships, stretching experiences, and future opportunities. Believe It Foundation partners with schools to shift from institutional inclusion to authentic social inclusion. The Foundation provides programming for schools that bring youth together around physical activity and social interaction - the Believe It Bikes in Schools Program and Partners in PE. These programs work together starting with providing adaptive bikes to our local school districts. Once the bikes are in place, PE and Special Education teachers provide regular fitness activities for students with physical challenges using the bikes. Partners in PE is the program that districts implement to train and integrate typical peers into school events centered around adaptive bikes.

 Believe It Bikes is in14 school districts:

  • Boerne ISD
  • East Central ISD
  •  Edgewood ISD
  • Harlandale ISD
  • Judson ISD
  • Lytle ISD
  • Northside ISD 
  • Schertz Cibolo Universal City ISD
  •  North East ISD
  • Seguin ISD
  • New Braunfels ISD
  •  Kerrville ISD
  • Southside ISD.

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he Believe It Foundation has developed a city-wide adaptive bike program that allows ALL children an opportunity to ride a bike. We understand that children with disabilities often miss out on social and physical activities that many take for granted–like riding a bicycle. 

Bike Calendar and Registration for ALL children.

Please make sure to download and read the waiver above before placing your reservation.

Free.

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Our mission is to inspire children with physical challenges to believe in themselves and their abilities and to help them achieve their goals.

Individuals with Disabilities.

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Ways to Serve:

  • Click here for all current volunteer opportunities.
  • To make a tax-deductible donation to Believe It Foundation, Click here. We also accept donations through Venmo @BelieveItFoundation. If you would prefer to mail a check, our address is: Believe It Foundation, 4242 Broadway Suite 706, San Antonio, TX 78209.
Updated within the last 3 months.