Our mission is to develop mentor driven sports leagues for children in need of healing.
Sport is more than a game to L.A.C.E.S. We work to create a sustainable, replicable model of community development using sports as a tool to reach at-risk youth and empower their local communities. One of the fundamental principles of the L.A.C.E.S. model relies on full integration of local community leaders into all aspects of the organization.
L.A.C.E.S. began in Liberia in 2007 and for the first year and a half our founder, Seren Fryatt, worked behind the scenes in Liberia to support local staff in strategic planning, management training and developing the L.A.C.E.S. curriculum and structure. Since December 2008, L.A.C.E.S. in Liberia has been solely operated by locals and under their leadership L.A.C.E.S. has transformed from an organization that not only impacts the lives of children, but an organization that empowers parents and communities as well. Throughout this process we have experienced many successes and learned many lessons that have made it possible for us to have high impact in the lives of the people we serve.
L.A.C.E.S. is now impacting the lives of hundreds of children every day, providing them an opportunity to grow, develop and build their future potential! It’s amazing how, when so many people come together, the battles that seem overwhelming to fight are being overcome when you simply invest in the life of a child.
Our Vision: With Christ as our mentor, and sports as our platform, L.A.C.E.S. champions children to become future leaders.
L.A.C.E.S. began its operation in 2007 in Liberia. We work in Liberia because of the undeniable void that remained in the wake of their 14 year civil war. During a recent 14-year conflict an estimated 15,000 children fought in this war and it deprived young people of the positive influence of role models such as parents and community leaders. The children in Liberia have been scarred by war and violence and face severe social challenges growing up in their broken and poverty-stricken communities. These children have been victims of social injustice for 14 years of their lives and L.A.C.E.S. provides them with an avenue for restoration.
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