"Have you ever sat down and just thought about how you would want to be remembered as a person - not just an athlete or a student, but how you'd want other people to remember you?" - Anthony Muñoz
How it started: An accomplished community icon, former Cincinnati Bengal and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Anthony Muñoz has been actively involved in his commitment to make a difference in the lives of local youth in the Greater Cincinnati region. Anthony decided to bring all of his charitable initiatives together in April of 2002 to establish the Anthony Muñoz Foundation (AMF), a non-profit organization armed with the mission of engaging the Tri-State region to impact youth mentally, physically and spiritually.
The Impact: Along its journey, the Anthony Muñoz Foundation has touched the lives of over 30,000 youth. Now, over a decade later, the Anthony Muñoz Foundation educates, promotes, recognizes and rewards Tri-State youth who excel in all phases of life, while reaching out and empowering those who are struggling. No matter what adversity youth may face, the Anthony Muñoz Foundation programs teach young people that they can overcome their respective obstacles while maintaining a focus on higher education.
Impact Programs: The mission of the Anthony Muñoz Foundation is to impact the lives of Tri-State (Greater Cincinnati) area youth mentally, physically and spiritually through our eight Impact Programs:
Linemen of the Year Awards "Impact for Eternity" Camp Straight "A" Scholarship AMF Scholarship Fund Football Academy Youth Leadership Seminar Hispanic Character Camp Whiz Kids
Our Commitment: Committed to nurturing the growth of all Tri-State youth and especially vulnerable, at-risk populations, the Anthony Muñoz Foundation has created unique opportunities that appeal to students of all ages, educational, cultural and economic backgrounds. Through deploying a life-changing college scholarship fund program, three high school education and recognition programs, three empowering football camps, and our Whiz Kids tutoring program, the Anthony Muñoz Foundation is making a tangible difference in the lives of youth across the Tri-State.
We asked a few of our campers last year what the most important thing was that they learned from camp, and one of our campers said, "Having faith and believing
that you can do something bigger than yourself," while another camper said, "Working hard dedication, and doing the right thing shows good character." The youth that participate in our camps truly receive a life-changing experience from the value these programs bring to each one of their lives. This holds true to all of the programs AMF provides to youth each year.
Anthony strongly feels that youth need to be encouraged and inspired, as well as recognized and rewarded for their accomplishments. Anthony and our organization want the youth of our region to know that they have value. No matter the odds, they can rise above the hardships life has dealt them and achieve their dreams.