Coaching For Change was founded on the idea of expanding the role of athletics beyond play, by creating an infrastructure that empowers and mobilizes young people to be highly skilled thinkers, visionaries and leaders. Our founding team understands the disparities communities face in having access to physical activity, educational equity, and economic mobility. Coaching For Change program model is designed to teach skills that prepare young people for the 21st Century.
Coaching For Change mission is to equip young people with the skills and opportunities they need to thrive in today’s workforce, using sports, project planning and community engagement as vehicles for success.
Coaching For Change (C4C) uses a tiered model where college students train teenagers to coach and mentor elementary students. While our lens is coaching and physical activity, we are teaching skills needed to succeed in college and the workplace. Our college students act as mentors and teachers in the program. The teenage participants gain mentors, job skills and experience which can lead to economic mobility. Together they engage in hands-on management tactics to help build confidence, sharpen organization skills, and test leadership concepts. Our elementary participants benefit from improved health tips and a steady increase of physical activity through sports based programs.
C4C partners with colleges/university to recruit, train, and place college students as volunteers coaches in communities where we run after school programs. In the past 22 months, C4C has created 15 afterschool sports opportunities in the Greater Brockton Community and Boston that has served over 250 kids between the ages of 6-18, who all lived in low-income communities.