Our Youth Summer Jobs Program and the related sport, health and leadership programs it supports “provides essential services that improve the quality of life, and opportunities to low income youth.
Our Youth Summer Jobs Program is an ongoing leadership priority that offers paid employment, plus related health and fitness programs, leadership and financial literacy workshops, and coach-trainings that focus on positive youth development that maximize employee and community benefits. Since its inception, almost 7 years ago we have hired 34 Lawrence high school and college students who have grown up in our programs and distributed more than . We think this is one of the most important things that we do at Beyond Soccer.
These Youth Summer Hires, or Summer Coach Mentors, will be involved in 100% of our summertime sport and health activities, which provided 570 program hours and reached 557 kids last summer. 100% of those activities got kids moving and ranged from sports camps, like our two-week Soccer & Wellness Camp, heading into its 9th year, to cooking courses, speed and agility training, a new running club and overnight camping and leadership retreats.
We need you to helps us #PlayItForward. This shortfall is the result of a denial by the City of Lawrence's Community Development Block Grant. To date, we have raised $20,000 in committed grants or pledged support, but the balance--$10,000--needs to be raised through individual and corporate partners like YOU!