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We know that people can accomplish more when they have the opportunity to work together. Laureus USA has supported Sport for Good programs for over a decade, and recognized the potential for programs to deepen their impact by sharing experiences and combining resources.
In response, Laureus USA developed Sport for Good Chapters as a collaborative approach to sport for social change. We are deepening sport’s impact in a specific region by having its program leaders and non-profits work together to scale up positive opportunities for young people.These leaders are able to meet regularly and share experiences as they work towards shared goals. Chapters combine their individual skills, ideas and resources to increase efficiency and tackle locally relevant issues. By activating chapters across the country, Laureus USA is strengthening the sport for development movement as a whole.
By uniting sports based youth development organizations and local stakeholders to work towards shared goals, we are positively impacting a growing number of young people and driving long term systems change in the community. We currently have Sport for Good chapters in Atlanta and New Orleans. Due to a deep local commitment in Atlanta and New Orleans, we have also activated these cities as part of our Model City Initiative with full-time Laureus staff working locally to drive collaboration and advance sport’s impact on the lives of youth.
Through our Model City Initiative, Laureus USA provides its Sport for Good chapters a deeper level of funding and support, accelerating the impact these Chapters have on their community. The initiative combines grants, monitoring and evaluation support and professional development to accelerate the impact of sport as a tool for youth development: