Three of the kids involved with the Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement (BAHIA) in Berkeley, CA, explain how they feel about sports and Coaching Corps Coach Todd.
Working at BAHIA, Coach Todd has the chance to see kids on his team transform, coming out of their shells and connecting with him — and each other. He’s also seen the difference a volunteer coach can make for a program struggling to stretch its budget. “This is a serious thing – they need people here,” he says. “These kids need people here. Programs like BAHIA play an important role in the community. Moms and dads who are trying to keep food on the table depend on this place.”