AFFIRMATIVE ATHLETICS is a journal writing and organized sports curriculum for Los Angeles forgotten youth in probation and continuation education programs.

We provide:

AFFIRMATIVE FLAG FOOTBALL (AFFL).  Founded in 2005, it is a twelve-week, six-on-six flag (eight player roster) flag football curriculum.  One preseason day, eight regular season games, Divisional championships and ATLAS BOWL (championship).

The program is divided into two divisions:

  • ALPHA DIVISION: Raiders (1), Oilers, Chargers (1), Broncos.
  • OMEGA DIVISION: Rams (2), Seahawks (1), Cardinals, Niners (2).

*numbers represent program championships.

AFFIRMATIVE ATHLETICS BASKETBALL (AABL).  Founded in 2006, it is a thirteen-week, 3-on-3 (six player roster) basketball curriculum.  One preseason day, eight regular season games, one playoff conference semi-final, Conference Final and the AABL FINAL (championship).

The program is divided into two conferences:

  • ALPHA CONFERENCE: Clippers (2), Warriors, Mavericks, Rockets, Nuggets (1).
  • OMEGA CONFERENCE: Lakers, Kings, Sonics, Spurs, Suns.

*numbers represent program championships.


  • Youth sign Affirmative Athletics Conduct Contracts to hold them accountable in upholding school and behavior responsibilities on and off the playing field.
  • Youth are drafted onto established ‘franchises‘ where they learn their team history and the importance of tradition.
  • Youth participate in weekly writing workshops to enhance team synergy.
  • Youth receive customized journals designed to chronicle weekly game experiences while teaching to plan, prepare, execute then assess team and personal performances.
  • Program newsletters are distributed throughout the participating schools.  This powerful affirming tool not only highlights game scores and statistics but also praises youth community achievements (i.e. –  good test scores, excellent school attendance, birthdays, etc.).  These newsletters always emphasize our four leadership pillars of dignity, integrity, respect and honor.
  • At every program’s end, we bring the Affirmative Athletics continuation education community together by hosting award ceremonies to celebrate individual and team accomplishments in a positive, supportive space.