Entries by Seren Fryatt


Last year, the Founder and Executive Director Seren Fryatt shared her vision to expand the impact of L.A.C.E.S. to other countries. “We have been looking at several countries where we can start a new chapter for L.A.C.E.S.” Fryatt explained, “We are exploring ways we can reach more children who are at risk.” The success of […]

Every Day: Make Their Journey Yours

No one wants to live homeless, alone and afraid; but that’s the reality for our street children. Come walk in the shoes of an eleven-year old street child by going to www.laces.org/journey, where you can spend time looking through the eyes of a homeless child in Liberia, facing his/her choices and deciding their journey for […]

Innovative Food Program Provides Meals for Kids At Risk

One of the benefits of participating in L.A.C.E.S. soccer program is receiving a fresh meal.  “Most of the Liberian children in our program live on the street,” explained Seren Fryatt, founder and executive director of L.A.C.E.S., an international sports program that provides mentoring and a safe place for children to play.  “These kids, many of […]

Why do Children Live on the Street in Liberia?

Street children exist throughout the world, including Liberia. These are children under the age of 18 for whom the street has become their home and/or source of livelihood. A recent report by Street Child of Liberia estimated that over 14,000 children existed on the streets of Monrovia, Liberia. Their lives are neither positive nor sustainable. Unable […]

World Refugee Day, June 20, 2017

L.A.C.E.S. and the Ethiopian Community Development Council hosted a World Refugee Soccer Tournament Sunday, June 11 in honor of World Refugee Day. Five teams, comprised of refugees and community members, competed in five small sided games then faced off in a semi-final and championship match. Refugees participating in the tournament came from Ethiopia, the Democratic […]

L.A.C.E.S. Co-Sponsoring World Refugee Day Soccer Tournament June 11, 2017

In partnership with the Ethiopian Community Development Council,  L.A.C.E.S. will be co-sponsoring a soccer tournament to commemorate World Refugee Day, a globally recognized holiday on June 20th of every year. In an effort to promote community integration and advocacy for refugees, this event will provide refugees and the greater D.C. area an opportunity to engage […]

L.A.C.E.S. Youth Basketball Camp

L.A.C.E.S. implemented its first Youth Basketball Camp for thirty refugee children April 17-21 at William Wirt Middle School in Riverdale, MD. Hosted by L.A.C.E.S staff and volunteers, the camp focused on learning basketball techniques and five values of L.A.C.E.S – Fair Play, Respect, Teamwork, Self-Esteem and Discipline. Each day the camp focused on a different […]