Welcome to S.P.O.R.T.S.!
S.P.O.R.T.S: Bringing Kids Together for Fun, Coaching & Mentoring Program
In today’s world there is an endless amount of negative statistics that many children fall victim to during their younger years. For example, in the United States about one in four kids are bullied, but this is just one of many. Our camps are dual purpose. S.P.O.R.T.S. brings kids together with their peers to work on social, communication, and teamwork skills, while the college students lead a coaching and mentoring program for kids. This not only gives the kids a chance to be active and interested in sports for free, but also allows them to connect with the college students who can share their youth experiences. S.P.O.R.T.S and its events can help positively develop a child’s outlook on life and hopefully show them how easy it can be to Play it Forward.
Who are the Volunteers for S.P.O.R.T.S. Camps?
We start off real simple, and find college students who are not just eager to give back, but to create and run something that is their own. We mentor each individual college student; by teaching him or her the skills they need to put on a successful camp for our S.P.O.R.T.S. program. Whether this be networking with the local schools or learning how to inspire others to join in on the vision. Once they have completed the initial steps the fun begins. Each student has the opportunity to incorporate his or her own unique twist making every camp different from the last. Each college student we train has his or her own way that they can contribute to the mentoring program for kids.
The Benefits to our Program
The biggest lesson everyone at S.P.O.R.T.S. hopes to pass on to the kids is to love their neighbor as if they were family. When we started this organization our sole purpose was to Play it Forward, so that every child could have the same opportunity the we had as kids. From this mentality we developed three core values that were easy for children to understand. Have fun giving your best, act on your dreams, and Respect and Accept everyone for who they are as individuals. With these three values we hope to instill this loving drive inside their hearts to one day Play it Forward in their own way. We understand not everyone will become the next professional player, but we also understand that everyone has the ability make his or her imagination a reality. Our goal is not to change the world, but to help those living in it to give them the chance to make those changes.