Our Research

L.A.C.E.S. Curriculum

Research backed, Research based

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Attitude Towards Violence

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Social Responsibility

During our research we asked the Liberian children in our program about their L.A.C.E.S. experience.

How did L.A.C.E.S. help you?

L.A.C.E.S. teaches you how to, to obey, and not to go on the street and also not to steal and also not to do bad things. Don’t be rude. Don’t do something you’re not supposed to do.

What sorts of things can your coach do for you?

"She can praise you. She can carry your good name around. She can go to your house, tell [your] parents about [your] good. She’s like a mother— she listens more, helps with Bible stories, tells me about Jesus and that ‘Jesus loves L.A.C.E.S. children.’"

Why is your coach important to you?

"Because she got good ways. When we’re hungry we go to the coach and she gives us food. Because I’m hungry. When I see [food], I do steal it."

What does this research mean for L.A.C.E.S.?

As an organization, we are constantly evolving to better understand the needs of the communities we serve. We pride ourselves on a “research-backed, research-based” program. To do this, we cannot only rely on past research but also future research. We take our research findings and use them to improve our current program. Along with that, we continue our research, so we are constantly refining our program.

To learn more about research conducted on L.A.C.E.S. programs you can read: