Drawing a straight line between sports and employable skills
Where Leadership Begins
Coaching for Change is a non-profit organization that teaches leadership and job skills to at-risk youth by creating high-quality sports apprenticeship programs for teens.
Coaching for Change uses youth sports programming to provide out-of-school time learning opportunities that keep teens engaged and motivated to graduate while developing employable skills. Our goal is to provide an exciting opportunity for teenagers to hone their academic and vocational skills while increasing physical activity for elementary students through running and organizing sports programs within their communities.
Engage, Train, and Launch
Coaching for Change uses sports to engage teenagers so they can learn the skills and values that prepare them for college, productive careers, and satisfying lives.
We foster leadership and employable skills in youth by training them to organize, manage, and coach youth sports program that range from leagues and camps.
Upon completion of our program, we help launch teens into other internships and jobs.
Harness the Power of Sports
Coaching for Change harnesses the enthusiasm for sports found in today's youth. We build on that natural engagement to provide a multitude of benefits to local communities:
Through sports, teens are mastering critical skills that will help them in the future.
Elementary students get the chance to increase their physical activity, have fun and play.
Teens and elementary students create meaningful relationships.
Coaching for Change uses coaching and project management as a hands-on method for teenagers- whether they have athletic experience or not. Through the model, young people demand excellence and demonstrate their learned skills through experiences that prepare them for college and careers.
We don't recruit talent, we develop it.
While other programs have participants, we have Community Coaches.