TURNING ‘AT-RISK’ INTO REWARD
Welcome to AFFIRMATIVE ATHLETICS; a non-profit, organized sports program for ‘at risk’ Los Angeles probation youth in continuing education schools. Since 2005, the program has mentored over four-hundred incarcerated boys (aged 13 – 18) in juvenile detention facilities.
Our mission is to provide youth with structure while instilling in them our four pillars of leadership: dignity, integrity, respect and honor throughout their experience.
Our three month spring basketball and fall flag football programs have created positive culture within the probation facilities that inspires the youth to be their best selves while developing encouraging relationships with teammates and probation officers.
Now entering a new phase, we are widening our fellowship … shifting from the juvenile detention centers and working with Los Angeles continuing education schools in order to enrich their youth’s educational and social experience.