BENEFITING: OUTREACH WITH LACROSSE & SCHOOLS
EVENT DATE: Nov 29, 2016
What is OWLS?
OWLS (Outreach With Lacrosse & Schools) is a sports based youth development organization that creates opportunity for Chicago’s most at-risk youth through scholarship, service, and the sport of lacrosse (www.owlslacrosse.org).
What is Up2Us Operation Coach?
Up2Us Sports is dedicated to transforming the lives of our nation's most vulnerable youth by hiring and training coaches who can inspire their success on and off the field (www.Up2Us.org). Operation Coach provides veterans the opportunity to transition into a career in sports and youth development while giving back to their community as a coach for at-risk youth. Through this program vets will gain employment while serving as everyday heroes to at-risk youth.
Operation Coach will provide:
- Coordination of job placements for veterans in youth sports programs.
- Professional development support and certification in sports-based youth development through extensive training in sports coaching, youth development, and nonprofit management.
- Pre-screening for all veteran coach candidates and provide thorough background checks to ensure qualification to work with children and youth.
- Comprehensive evaluation services.
- Partnerships with other veteran groups that provide job training and veteran career transition programs.
If we reach our fundraising goal, OWLS will begin the Operation Coach onboarding process in the spring of 2017. Thank you for considering our cause!