The struggles of Liberia’s youth are myriad, one of which is the overwhelming amount of children living on the street. Years of civil war and subsequent lack of family and community structure has led to a void of role models in children’s lives. As a result, they are easily drawn to a life of “wickedness,” […]
We are excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Beyond Sport “Sport for Conflict Resolution Award.” The three shortlisted entries, including ours, will go before the Beyond Sport Judging Panel of Ambassadors, including Tony Blair, Desmond Tutu, Michael Johnson, and other influential people in our field, who will choose the winner. In […]
For the first time in my life, I traveled to East Africa. Recently, I decided to take a week of vacation and spend it traveling with my husband to see the work he does with microfinance institutions in East Africa. While traveling with my husband, an amazing opportunity presented itself and I took it! I […]
L.A.C.E.S.’s programs began last month. With each new season, there are more children, new staff, and exciting challenges. Training is an essential component of each new season, since it allows new coaches—who are all volunteers—to learn from current staff and mentors about the organization and how to implement L.A.C.E.S.’s philosophy. The volunteers receive training in […]
Joe Russell and John Parsons started a fundraising program called Seeds of Hope. Farmers donate the profits of their land to L.A.C.E.S.; Joe and John have reached out to various farmers in their community and 40 acres of land has been donated. Last year Joe and John despite difficult conditions raised $8,000.
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