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Put Me In x KidsMates

By Joshua Martoma, Age 16

"Matt Blodgett" "Put Me In!" "KidsMates" "Mathew Martoma"
"Put Me In! is built from my own experience as a child of an incarcerated parent," says Matt Blodgett.

Today, KidsMates focuses on how participation in sports can drive positive change in the lives of children with incarcerated parents. Our guest is Matt Blodgett, Executive Director and co-founder of Put Me In! -- a nonprofit that provides system-impacted children in California with recurring financial aid to help support their participation in sports. Matt believes that participation in sports is scientifically proven to increase self-esteem, deepen personal resilience, and unlocks a broad range of physical and mental health benefits. Over the next few years, Put Me In! is looking to expand nationally in the coming years.