Solutions to overcome violence issues affecting young people are desperately needed and sport is seen as an effective way to combat these trends in Chicago.
The New York City initiative will train and place 120 coaches in 15 sports-based youth development projects in underserved neighborhoods in all five boroughs that will mentor approximately 10,000 city
The LA programme focuses on training and placing 250 coaches through in sports-based youth development projects in underserved neighbourhoods
The Miami programme will train 24 coaches in 12 after-school programmes. It is estimated that a further 3000 children will benefit from this new training.