BENEFITING: P.F. Bresee Foundation
EVENT DATE: Jul 14, 2014
Thank you for your support!
Los Angeles Futbol Club Youth Leadership Academy (LAFC) is a groundbreaking youth mentoring community partnership established with the Los Angeles Police Department to serve South Central Los Angeles.
LAFC hosts soccer-themed events and community programs to keep kids off the streets in an area surrounded by five major gang neighborhoods and a crime rate 60% higher than the city average.
In addition, LAFC trains and mentors at-risk high school students to organize and coach year-round soccer leagues and programs for youth in the neighborhood – providing job skills and creating an ecosystem of leadership and responsibility in the community.
“It shows me how to be responsible, how to be disciplined, and that’s something that I really need.”
- Wilson Sanchez, LAFC Academy Member