Transform yourself to become that person who makes a positive difference in the lives of under-resourced youth through sports effectively.
Co-create efforts to build a coaching movement so that every child in under-resourced communities can have a great mentor through sports.
Enable us to build a coaching movement so that every child in under-resourced communities can have a great mentor through sports.
While pay-to-play costs continue to rise, we believe that all children should be able to play sports under a trained, caring coach. To do this, we developed a platform that enables volunteers and afterschool programs across the country to coach kids from under-resourced neighborhoods through a lens of equity and empathy. We offer this free of charge to families and community partners, thanks to the generous support of our philanthropic donors and partners.
We provide the following three services:
We recruit community members to become volunteer sports coaches at afterschool programs.
We train coaches and afterschool programs to cultivate an environment where kids experience trust, belonging, autonomy, and growth.
We know coaching is hard, so we offer coaches season-long support.
Smiles and High-Fives
Good coaches never leave their players when times get tough. Our coaches stuck by our kids over the last year providing basic necessities, and social-emotional support to students when sports were shut down. And now, we’re ready to be there for them as sports return.
Your gift helps build a coaching movement so that every child in under-resourced communities can access a great mentor through sports. Every dollar helps to recruit, train, and support coaches who can make a real difference in the lives of kids. Plus, a portion of your donation will be matched by the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund – meaning your gift, made now, packs an even greater impact for kids.
Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida
City of Orlando Athletics
JT Dorsey Foundation
Gompers Preparatory Academy
High Tech High
La Maestra Foundation – Center for Youth Advancement at Generations
The Monarch School
Pro Kids | The First Tee of San Diego
Soccer Kids America
YMCA of San Diego County
A Place Called Home
After School All Stars: Los Angeles
Boys & Girls Club of Venice
Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles
Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica
Boys and Girls Clubs of the LA Harbor
City of Huntington Park Department of Parks
East Los Angeles Rising Youth Club
Girls on the Run of Los Angeles
Girls Play Los Angeles
L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine
Los Angeles Rec and Parks
Major League Baseball Youth Academy
Norwalk La Mirada Unified
P.F. Bresee Foundation
Sloane Stephens Foundation
Street Soccer USA: Los Angeles
Team Prime Time
Variety Boys & Girls Club
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
All Dorchester Sports and Leadership
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Cambridge Community Center
East End House
Oak Square YMCA
Sole Train: Boston Runs Together