Project Description

Scholastic Sports Experience:

The Scholastic Sports Experience is an educationally focused mentoring, character development (life skills), anti-obesity and violence reduction initiative designed to effect positive social change by addressing low academic performance, poor decision-making skills, low self-esteem, physical fitness, nutrition education and poor life & social skills among low-income 5 – 18 year old African-American and Latino youth in South Los Angeles. As a significant consequence of being a participant, youth perform better in school, expand their world-views, increase self-esteem and maximize their opportunities to succeed in school and in life. The U.S. Soccer Foundation, The California Endowment, Leon Lowenstein Foundation, California Community Foundation, Nestle and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation support this initiative.