This program that Coach Derek has created is awesome. I've seen it in action and would love to bring it into my school. As a teacher I have seen how sports can help a child stay connected to their school when they are struggling in the classroom. It's a program that I've supported and will continue supporting.
By providing sports classes to at risk children, Coach Derek is filling a need and helping kids have fun and fulfill their potential. Coach Derek is an amazing coach and mentor and has a wonderful staff who help to both coach and nurture young children. My own children have benfited from the Coach Derek program and it is wonderful to know that these outstanding classes are being brought to at risk children.
I've worked with Coach Derek on one of his fundraisers and his commitment and dedication is inspirational. His ability to communication and coach children is wonderful to see. The work that LGTS is doing in the community is crucial for it's children, to give them the skills and opportunities that they would otherwise not be able to afford.
Through his teaching, Coach Derek has touched each of my 3 children in different ways. He has helped to build their confidence, self-esteem, and level of respect for others. He has helped to make them feel loved and special. He has helped to give them the courage to try.
Coach Derek has gone into at risk communities to teach children multisports. His love, acceptance, and positive attitude helps these children to believe in themselves.
Coach Derek has coached and mentored my children for years and the impact is undeniable. Coach Derek uses his amazing understanding of and connection to kids to enrich their lives through sports. Let's Give Them A Shot deploys Derek's and his other coaches to at risk communities to have a positive and much needed impact on kids health, fitness, self-esteem, self-control, and sense of belonging to a team and community.
As the creator of Lets Give Them A Shot! I founded this Youth Sports Program on one idea... You must find a way to give it a way in order to keep it. I believe every child should have the opportunity to learn how to play sports regardless of weather or not they can afford it. It is up to us to make sure each child can reap the tremendous benefits that sports have to offer.