Our Impact


Our Impact

8,000+ Youth Served


700+ Served Annually

8,000+ Youth Served
2019 LiFEsports Program Participation Map

Demographics

95%

Minority

81%

Live in Poverty

44%

Overweight or Obese

2018-2020

Youth Outcomes


Each year we see significant growth in self-control, effort, teamwork, and social responsibility (S.E.T.S.) among youth from pre to post programming.

Over the course of 2 years, these data showcase the impact of the program on our most vulnerable youth over a 2 year period. Youth use these social skills at home, school, and in the community.

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2018-2020 LiFEsports S.E.T.S. Graph
Group photo in OSU French Field House
Group Huddle before basketball game
Members showing certificates
Group photo of youth soccer players

As a Result of Attending LiFEsports...

89.2%

said they can better control their feelings (SELF-CONTROL)

95.3%

said they learned to always give their all (EFFORT)

92.6%

said they are better at working in a team (TEAMWORK)

93.0%

said they try to do the right thing when no one is looking (SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY)

95.2%

said they learned to act responsibly when playing sports (IN SPORTS)

89.1%

said they use S.E.T.S. in their school, home, or community (IN LIFE)

Note: 2019 campers attending at least 80% of camp (N=287). Percentages based on those responding Really, Pretty or Somewhat True.

University Student Impact

Average of

200+ college students impacted annually

Students From

20+ different majors & several universities

Always Growing

18+ different academic departments/units involved across campus

Incubated by LiFEsports

120+ students enrolled in the Youth Development minor across 4 colleges
6

Theses

3

Dissertations

4

Research Fellowships

3

Capstones

Youth Development Research Impact

18

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles Published

8

Book Chapters Published

3

Proceedings Published

10

International Presentations

31

National Presentations

4

Regional Presentations

10

State/Local Workshops