Athletes for Life Foundation

Creating Champions on and off the field

aka Athletes for Life   |   Goleta, CA   |  www.AthletesforLife.org

Mission

Our mission is to nurture the development of both, mental and physical skills while providing a strong message on living an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle.

Ruling year info

1992

President

Gregory L Bell

Main address

5662 Calle Real 170

Goleta, CA 93117 USA

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EIN

95-4334996

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Football Clubs/Leagues (N65)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our goal is to help our communities and build leaders. With the high drop rate and low ELA and Math score, many foster care student and students from low income envirnoment are face with difficult decisions. With the PASS - Passion, Attitude, Sacrifice, equals Success curriculum, it is designed as an elective course, it contains reading, writing, speech communication, mathematics, research, and technology components. The program is aligned for students in middle and high school. PASS also serves as a model curriculum for system-involved youth. It contains activities and exercises for one school semester. This means that two groups of students could have access to the program if it is run once per day. The program can also be implemented as a before or an afterschool program. It can also be implemented as elective in a Regional Occupational Program at the high school level. In order to measure students’ level of leadership skil

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

PASS Program

Question 1
This Passion, Attitude, Sacrifice, equals Success (PASS) curriculum is a one semester leadership program. While this program is designed as an elective course, it contains reading, writing, speech communication, mathematics, research, and technology components. The program is aligned for students in middle and high school. PASS also serves as a model curriculum for system-involved youth. It contains activities and exercises for one school semester. This means that two groups of students could have access to the program if it is run once per day. The program can also be implemented as a before or an afterschool program. It can also be implemented as elective in a Regional Occupational Program at the high school level.

Population(s) Served

The AFL Junior High and High School Player Development (JPD/HSPD) Camp is focused on enhancing football technique, improving skill development, and increasing each players level of understanding while enhancing quickness and strength through a 7 on 7 passing formats. Camp also focus on the educational tools necessary to go onto college. Here with more than 14 hours of ELA, Math tutoring, STEM and other life skill program.

We also offer "The How To Be a Girl" (HTBG) Program. It is taught by Josefa Salinas (the program creator) and industry-specific professionals who take the young women through everything they need to know to be confident, well put together and ready to present themselves to the world. This dynamic program is designed to teach empowerment. Just the word "GIRL" teaches Growth, Independence, Responsibility, and Leadership. By the end of the camp, participants will have developed a better understanding of the tools necessary to be successful in life.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The expected outcomes resulting from the activities in this curriculum are that students would increase in their knowledge and understanding of leadership along with increasing their ability to work not only independently but also in collaborative environments. In order to determine if an increase in these skills and characteristics has occurred, the program includes a pre-and post test for all participants. As this program has been created to last one semester, it is expected that up to 60 students would be able to successfully complete the course during one school year. Should a school have enough students, a before school and after school program could be run, which can result in up to 120 students per school year benefiting from this program. Additionally, this program can be used during a summer program. If given enough students, there could possibly be 60 students made up of two groups during the summer. Or there could be an early morning and late afternoon session for students in the summer.

This program has serval expected outcomes including but not limited to: decreased absenteeism and tardiness, decreased disciplinary issues including suspension and expulsion, increased academic achievement, especially in the areas of reading and English language Arts. Furthermore, there will be an increased awareness of financial literacy along with an understanding of college and post secondary opportunities. Students will also increase their public speaking skills, and there will be an increase of self-esteem and self-awareness. All of these characteristics can result in an increases pass rates in classes which will ultimately bring in an increase in on time graduation rates. For students who are system involved including the social services and criminal justice systems, these populations will benefit from learning skills they can help them move toward independence and self-sufficiency.

We have been serving the Southern California communities for 30 years, this coming September. We have been capable of meeting our goals, 1) by the support of our corporate partners 2) with the partnership with the school districts and finally, 3) by the men and women who work for Athletes for Life. It is our common belief that our programs and camps, provides leadership development for youth in middle and high school. It is designed to serve as an afterschool program that is engaging, activity centered, and increases awareness and growth in the areas of reading, writing, team building, and focus. Our programs have taken place in a classroom setting. Due to its versatility, the program can take place before school or after school. Within the program there are individual and collaborative activities along with the opportunity for community members and school counselors to take part in the program. Each day students will meet and complete assignments based on a leadership book written by Greg Bell. There are activities utilizing the Internet, students creating projects, and and delivering speeches. The overarching goal of this program is to help students build capacity in the area of leadership and team building with activities that are not sports based.

From our summer programs, we have seen 95% of our female participants go on to attend a 2-4 year university, while 85% of the male participants have gone on to university.

Next is the PASS program and the impact we feel we can have on foster care students, whom historically, have the highest absents, tardiness, lowest GPA, and not to mention drop out rate. We want to change that immediately!

Financials

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Athletes for Life Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/03/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gregory Bell

Bell Management Services

Term: 1989 - 2020

Deborah Robertson

City of Rialto

Barbara McGee

City of Rialto

Margaret Hill

City of San Bernardino

Elvin Momon

Retired