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Youth Development through Sport Peer Learning Meeting 11/18/14

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
2:00pm - 3:15pm PST
LA84 Foundation
2141 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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Many SCG members have expressed interest in networking with other funders who support youth development through sports activities. Youth development is an area of interest for most foundations.  Whether your funding goals are targeted to preventing violence, reducing obesity, lowering teen pregnancy rates or combating other risky behaviors, chances are you are interested in programs directed at youth.

When viewed as a significant engagement mechanism, youth sports are the hook to teach soft skills and teamwork, reduce crime and gang activity, fight obesity, increase academic achievement and build trust within a shared community. Youth crave the opportunity to belong to something bigger than themselves. Youth sport has the power to build character and create leadership opportunities, while promoting physical fitness and healthy habits.  Sports is a force to fill significant gaps in underserved communities and sustain cohesion among institutional sectors, families, teachers and our greater region. The inclusion, preservation and promotion of sports in Southern California communities has not been a consistent priority. It is imperative that we encourage our philanthropic community to take investment in youth sport more seriously.

In response to member interest, SCG is supporting an informal group discussion to share best practices, research, and ideas about how youth sports can achieve important philanthropic results with the following objectives:

  • Identify opportunities for collaboration or partnership
  • Raise awareness of the correlation between youth sports and other components of youth development<>Serve increased numbers of youth through sports
  • Increase the knowledge of sport and its impact on youth

We hope to have many different perspectives in the room, whether you look at sports as a way of supporting youth development, community building, health, violence prevention, or other crucial outcomes.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will share an overview of its foundation, highlighting the specific ways in which they have been able to strategically partner with various entities to enhance their sports programs. Additionally, LADF will share the details of its charitable giving model, which includes strategic partnerships and a small grants program. In alignment with the purpose of this peer group, LADF will present a collaborative opportunity to be vetted during the meeting.

No cost to participate

SCG members: register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register online).
Eligible non-members: If you already have an SCG account, log in to register. If you do not have an account yet, contact [email protected].

Who May Participate:
Funders interested in youth development through sport and how it impacts healthy communities

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