SHED’s students and faculty engage in programming, research, and policy initiatives to strengthen communities, address inequalities, and affect positive health outcomes. We form strategic partnerships with community groups, government agencies, non-profit, and academics to harness the power of sport and physical activity toward cultural enrichment, social justice, and positive community-defined public health outcomes. To date, SHED affiliated students and faculty have offered over 30,000 service hours to 20 community partners with more than 3,000 Florida State University students working in and with communities to provide sport and physical activity to more than 10,000 clients and community members from around the region.

Our past and present partners and associated programs include:

  • Kearney Center, Leon County’s Comprehensive Emergency Services Center
  • Florida Disabled Outdoors Association
  • City of Tallahassee Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs
  • Tallahassee Senior Center
  • RAA Middle School, Exceptional Student Education, Special Olympics
  • Tallahassee Bicycle House
  • Girls on the Run of the Big Bend
  • North Florida Freedom Schools
  • Rooted Resistance
  • Special Olympics at FSU
  • Second Harvest of the Big Bend Food Bank
  • Pop Warner of the Big Bend Football League
  • Federal Correctional Institute –Tallahassee Women’s Prison
  • Astoria Park Elementary School, 21st Century Program
  • Pineview Elementary School, 21st Century Program
  • Godby High School, 21st Century Program
  • United States of America Pickleball Association
  • United States Tennis Association