Laureus USA is a nonprofit organization using sport to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth in more than 100 cities nationwide. We believe in the power of sport to change the world, as proclaimed by our founding patron Nelson Mandela:
Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.
We galvanize our diverse range of partners, including nonprofits, athletes, schools, and corporations, around a shared vision of sport as a force for positive change. By supporting programs on the ground and driving collaboration nationwide, we are able to achieve our mission of improving the lives of youth and uniting communities through the power of sport.
I am honored to be a Laureus Ambassador, they have been great to me and my family. This has really given me a platform to speak to youth, especially as a father. I see how kids look up to other people, and this has given me the opportunity to be a positive influence.
Being a partner with Laureus is so much more than money; they believed in us and in our mission. They could see our vision. Laureus is like family
Executive Director, I Challenge Myself
Laureus provides so much more than a grant; it is an investment in the organization, it is an investment in the leadership, and we have a true partnership. We now have the most participants we’ve ever had.
Executive Director, Girls on the Run NOLA
There is a need for connectivity in this space that Laureus is helping to fill. They really understand the need and value of connecting organizations, practitioners, and researchers
Assistant Professor in Exercise and Sport Management at Adelphi University
Laureus understands that sport is a public health intervention that is not being used to its fullest They are furthering the conversation on the crisis of physical inactivity.
Dr. Bruce Lee
Director, Global Obesity Prevention Center at Johns Hopkins