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IRON
Compass

Helping Kids Build Brighter Futures

The Iron Compass is the charitable initiative of RPM Training Co., with a mission to provide at-risk youth with fitness and mentorship opportunities through the functional training and outdoor/action sports communities.

Through worldwide events like the 10k Challenge, the Iron Compass harnesses the power of our active global community to change lives. We partner with like-minded organizations to give kids the chance to realize their own potential, develop resilience and confidence, and find a sense of belonging in a positive and healthy community.

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Forging Youth Resilience

Our 2020 and 2021 charitable partner is Forging Youth Resilience (FYR).

FYR (formerly Steve’s Club National Program) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that empowers young people to build physical and mental strength for life by providing access to a network of community-based fitness programs and mentorship.

The Iron Compass currently supports the “Start a Club” Grant Program with FYR, along with providing funding for FYR’s general operations and the 2021 Leadership Camp.

2021 Scholarship Recipients

We're proud to support FYR athletes Tatyana, Ray, Paa, and Juwan in their first years of college through the first annual Youth Scholarship funded by the Iron Compass

Tatyana
Philadephia, PA

College plans: Political Science at William Jewell College (Liberty, MO)

“Receiving this scholarship means a lot to me because it’s going to help me pay for costs associated with my education. College is expensive and knowing that I have extra financial help takes some of the anxiety away about paying for school. I’m extremely grateful to have received the scholarship and to be representing [FYR] and RPM.

The RPM challenge was memorable to me because it pushed me to try something new and take on a new challenge. I love trying new things and incorporating them into my daily routine. It gave me something productive to stick to during the peak of the pandemic.”

Ray
Denver, CO

College plans: Agricultural Biology at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO)

“This scholarship made my dream a reality, and I am immensely grateful to all of the people who made this possible. I truly would not be the same person without the support of [FYR] and its partners.

The 10k challenge was quite literally the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It taught me that I’m stronger than I thought I was and taught me the mental strength I need to achieve my goals both inside and outside of the gym. Knowing that there was a community of people striving towards a common goal made me push harder and kept me on track. I’m looking forward to participating next year! Thank you RPM for all of the support!”

Paa
Nashville, TN

College plans: Biology at Belmont University (Nashville, TN)

“I don’t even know where to begin but just… wow. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. I know how much hard work you all put in. It’s unbelievable. Thank you so much.

[FYR] has taught me plenty about the significance of inclusion. In the next chapter of my life, I plan to use what I have learned about inclusion to bring communities together and find ways to uplift others by being a positive influence for those who need it. At the end of the day, we’re all brought onto this earth to love one another.”

Juwan
Nashville, TN

College plans: Pre-medicine at University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)

“Receiving a scholarship from [FYR] and RPM means a lot to me because it encourages me to know I have the support of this amazing organization, that I’m proud to be a part of, that strives to support kids like me into having a successful life.

Participating in [FYR] and the RPM 10K challenge will forever be memorable because it’s an out-of-body experience. Never did I think I would be doing 10K jump ropes of having a group to collaborate and talk to during a pandemic. I now know that [FYR] and RPM will forever be memorable to me because of the community that I have gained and will always be connected to.”

10,000 Double Unders.
30 Days.

The 10k Challenge. 10,000 Double Unders. 30 Days.

The 10k Challenge is the primary fundraising vehicle for the Iron Compass. What started as a fun community challenge in 2014 has become a powerful global event inspiring thousands of participants to log millions of jumps each year in support of fitness opportunities for kids.

The 2021 10k Challenge
By the Numbers

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“During the challenge, my form improved, I set a personal record for unbroken double unders and my athletic performance improved in other areas.”

—Christine S.

“Finished and it was so much fun (says the one who, on January 4th, couldn’t do 20 single unders unbroken)!”

—Annette T.

“Epic challenge and love the cause it’s supporting!”

—Derek L.

“My first year of dubs and doing 10k made me consistent. Thanks it was fun!🙌”

—Kimberly N.

“I have always struggled with dubs but have made big strides!!! With sore calves and sore lower back I FINISHED!!!”

—Michael L.

“A good challenge! DU improved for sure!”

— Sarabeth G.

“This was my first time participating in this challenge and I will for sure be doing it again next year! I definitely noticed an improvement in my double unders and hopefully next year I will be doing only double unders for the challenge.”

—Katelyn S.

“This challenge really pushed me to not only finish the challenge but learn about recover and the value of stretching!!”

—Justin S.

“I loooved how seeing other jumpers progress motivated me to keep on jumping!”

—Tatjana S.

“What an awesome challenge and for a great cause.”

—Timothy M.

“I finished. It was AWESOME! Hard work paid off”

—Wendy W.

“Was a perfect way to start 2021 and to stay motivated and get outside. Congratulations to everyone! 🙌🏻🥳✨”

—Alisha

“This was such a fun challenge and I'm so glad I did it.”

—Emilee E

“From getting my first set of 15 unbroken a year ago, the 10k challenge was such an accomplishment for me!”

—Melissa A.

“First time doing this challenge and really loved doing it ! 🔥🔥🔥 can't wait for next year's 20k challenge 🤙”

—Jelfy P.

“Finished!! And loved every second. Can’t wait for next year!”

—DA Sriracha

“Completed the #10kjumpchallenge for the first time. It was great!!! 💗”

—Layaru

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