VALUE OF PARTICIPATING IN TEAM SPORTS
When kids participate in team sports, they see …
// Higher grades
// Less risky behavior
// More positive relationships
of low-income children participate in team sports compared to 50% of their higher-income peers.
With strong support from business and nonprofit organizations, we are present in communities where low-income families may not have access to sports.
Our community partners help us identify youth in grades 5 through 9, who are most at risk and in need of financial assistance.
of Oregon children live at or below the poverty line.
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By providing access to participate in the sport/program the child chooses, we help build self-esteem, reduce health risks and improve social skills.
// Increased confidence
// and self-esteem
// Less risk of obesity
low-income families report a decrease in their child’s sports participation due to cost.
// Increased social
We believe Off the Sideline can greatly assist the young people of our community in establishing healthy relationships with their peers and other adult role models, both of which are vital to their success.
Kay Toran, President and CEO
Volunteers of America.