Entries by Stephen Sneed

Hope for Tracy

A Story of Hope… Over the past several posts we have been reflecting on the stories and accounts of the kids currently enrolled in our program. Through interviews and first-hand testimonials, we’ve been able to hear how our work is giving hope back to kids in Liberia. We want to share these stories with you! […]

Hope for Samson

Week 3 and Going Strong! Today is week three of our “It’s More Than A Game… It’s Hope” campaign and our entire organization is truly humbled and honored by the generosity of our faithful partners. For those of you who may be reading this and are new to our campaign, we’re happy you’re here. For […]

Hope, A Tangible Truth

We are well into our “It’s More Than A Game… It’s Hope!” campaign and are extremely grateful for the donations we’ve received thus far. We know that by collectively working together, we can meet our goal of raising $25,000 to give back the important gift of hope to at-risk boys and girls living in Liberia. […]

It’s More Than A Game… It’s Hope!

Today is a big day as we at L.A.C.E.S. officially launch our “It’s More Than A Game… It’s Hope” campaign! For over a decade, we have worked tirelessly to serve some of the most vulnerable children in the world. In Liberia, we have done this by providing meals, a research-backed mentorship curriculum, and a competitive […]

A Father Figure for Emmanuel…

A Father Figure for Emmanuel   Stories that Matter… For over 12 years, we at L.A.C.E.S. have been leveraging the power of sport to mentor at-risk children from all over the world. The kids we work with have faced extraordinary struggles due to complex global issues. These issues include the ongoing refugee crisis, generational poverty, […]

Encouragement in Resettlement

Encouragement In Resettlement Around the world today, people are being forced to flee their homes due to numerous threats of danger. War, political unrest, and human rights violations are all responsible for the ongoing refugee crisis. Men and women, by no choice of their own, are having to pack up their families and everything they […]

One Lesson at a Time

One Lesson at a Time… When asked to spell her name, she got flustered and looked down at the dirt defeated. While already 10 years old, Mamie had never been afforded the chance to attend school and therefore had never learned how to read or write. In fact, she hadn’t experienced a lot of things […]

Local Mentors for the Next Generation

Local Mentors for the Next Generation   A Long-term Strategy… Throughout the past 12 years of conducting our work in Liberia, L.A.C.E.S. has been adamant about recruiting and hiring local community members to mentor and coach the children enrolled in our program. This decision was not made carelessly, but in fact remains one of the […]

L.A.C.E.S. Scavenger Hunt!

A Scavenger Hunt for the Whole Family! Last week, L.A.C.E.S. had the privilege of showcasing our in-house designed scavenger hunts of the Natural History Museum! As part of Bain & Company’s Community Impact Day, children who participate in the L.A.C.E.S. Refugee program were able to partner with adults working in the D.C. area to have […]

An Adventure Like No Other

An Adventure Like No Other! The most vulnerable in the world… Around the world, more than 70 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes according to a recent report published by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are children. These […]