Laureus USA is a non-profit, grant-making organization that works to improve the lives of youth and unite communities through the power of sport. Since 2012, they have impacted the lives of over one million youth by investing $20 million in sports-based youth development organizations around the country that unleash the power of sport to enhance physical and mental health, improve educational and employment outcomes, and address critical social justice issues. Laureus USA is a member of the global Laureus network, which includes 7 National Laureus Sport for Good Foundations, 1 Global Foundation, the Laureus World Sports Academy (and Ambassadors), and the Laureus World Sports Awards.
We’re excited to share that the USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation has been awarded a grant from Laureus Sport for Good USA as one of 41 organizations in Illinois who are intentionally using sport as a tool for youth development and violence prevention. Through this government funded program, the first of its kind in Illinois, more than 15,000 kids in Chicago and across the state will receive access to safe, inclusive, and supportive youth sport programs. We’re excited to use this funding to provide quality tennis and education programs that contribute to positive youth development.
Click here to read more about Laureus USA and this amazing grant!