Key Program Components:
- Practices and Games – Each practice is strategically implemented to mentor youth using sports based lessons that were uniquely designed by our local staff and an independent researcher to build up positive role models on and off the field.
- Feeding – Many of our children only get one meal per day. After every game, both teams come together and are provided with a meal. They were once opponents on the field, but now come together as a family to enjoy a nutritious meal. This also creates a family atmosphere and provides more opportunity for mentoring.
- Kick-Out Corruption – Liberia is ranked the 2nd most corrupt country in the world by Transparency International. This is a major social issue that hinders the ability for the economy to thrive and even for children to go to school. In partnership with Accountability Lab, L.A.C.E.S. has created 8 sports based games that teach children how to identify corruption and the role they have in ending it.
A 501 (c) (3)
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 820
Takoma Park, MD 20912