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Peer Learning Group: Sports-Based Youth Development

Thursday, April 18, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am PDT
Dodger Stadium Stadium Club in Los Angeles
1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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In today's increasingly data-driven world, funders of sports-based youth development (SBYD) organizations are eager to understand the impact of their investments, as it relates to the positive growth in young people, beyond anecdotal evidence. This program will feature experts who will share the latest research and best practices to understand the impact of your investments in SBYD programs. You are invited to join the SCG Sports-Based Youth Philanthropy Peer Learning Group to connect with colleagues, and hear from Stephen Minix, Director, Client Services, UpMetrics and Sally Munemitsu, Co-Founder, COO and Chief Collaborator, Algorhythmon the following topics:

  • Learn about the potential insights you can glean at all levels of your SBYD investment.
  • Understand the power of data for your grantee partners as well as for your grants portfolio, and how to support a win-win relationship with your nonprofit partners.  
  • Review your measurement, evaluation and learning approach and identify ways to maximize your learning. 
  • A case study from a fellow SBYD organization who has taken this approach to understanding impact in their own organization

Featured experts:

Stephen Minix, Director, Client Services, UpMetrics

Stephen has dedicated his life's work to the belief that all children deserve an excellent education inclusive of access to activities that enhance college and career readiness, while also promoting a healthy life. Stephen has served youth in Los Angeles’ public schools as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and district coordinator for afterschool programs, recognized as the CIF LA City Section Athletic Director of the Year in 2015 and the Norm Mackenzie Rookie of the Year Winner in 2012. Now, as the Director of Client Services for UpMetrics, Stephen and his team work closely with partners to help them use data to make informed decisions, build capacity, and tell their stories. Stephen graduated from Pepperdine with a BS in Physical Education and MA in Secondary Education.


Sally Munemitsu, Co-Founder, COO and Chief Collaborator, Algorhythm

Sally Munemitsu, Co-Founder, COO and Chief Collaborator, builds and manages Algorhythm’s internal and external relationships to ensure that our work together is meaningful and efficient. 

Sally has specialized in program and grants management and capacity building for more than 20 years and has particular expertise in developing and implementing capacity building initiatives, the utilization of evaluation data to improve program design and implementation, and in corporate community involvement.  Her strengths lie in taking overarching strategy and learnings and making them practical and feasible on the ground – working closely with individuals and teams to make things work.  She has worked with clients such as the YMCA of the USA, Youth INC, the Youth Development Institute, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Elma Philanthropies, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, LA Dodgers Foundation, and the IKEA Foundation.  Prior to founding Algorhythm, Sally was the Director of Program/Grants Management and Capacity Building at TCC Group (social impact consulting firm).  Sally is a graduate of the Wharton Lauder MBA-MA program at the University of Pennsylvania and began her career as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in Japan.



Members: No cost to participate

Who May Attend: Current SCG members and grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.


SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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