Rico's Get Better Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   31 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Sports

Location: 11664 National Boulevard., Suite 424 Los Angeles CA 90064 USA

Mission: Inspiring greatness in youth through sports, art, technology, and education.
Target demographics: inspire greatness in youth through sports, art, technology and education.
Direct beneficiaries per year: inspire over 200 youth in the greater Los Angeles area
Geographic areas served: Metropolitan Inner-Cities Within the United States
Programs: Rico's Get Better League, The Get Better After School Art Program, East L.A. Sports Scene, Get Better Entrepreneurial Program
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EIN 32-0250496
(855) GET-BTTR
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I havehad the pleasure of working with Rico since he was part of the Harvard-Westlake team that I coached. With his stellar play and leadership, we won a couple of State Championships back to back. His contribution was quality play, quality leadership, and exceptional character. He has continued to support his alma mater in every way possible. Now it is my pleasure to support his Get Better Foundation. Rico mentors young men to be the best players they can be, the best students they can be, and the best people they can be. The foundation is destined to change lives and make it a better world. I believe Rico will impact many lives in the best possible ways. I am blessed to have learned so much from this young man.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I think the Rico's foundation is just what are youth need. Our kids need someone like Rico to help them understand that your education goals should be just as important as your basketball aspirations. Rico's Get Better Basketball Foundation, is organization that all parents, educators, business people should be aware of. This is one of the good ones!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

i have personally seen some of the boys turn into men. Great Job Rico!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would invest more time and money.

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Rico's Get Better Foundation should serve as THE model for the development of youth basketball programs. What separates Rico and his organization is that the end goal is to develop not only elite-level basketball skills, but the "whole person." In short, Rico develops leaders; young people that are ready to go out in the world and make an impact. There is a true preparation for life.

In the two years I have known Rico his focus on continuing to develop the infrastructure of his foundation has been inspiring. In a grassroots landscape all too often sullied by unscrupulous characters, Rico is one of the true good guys. You get the sense being around Rico that he will always be there for you - and while there's a real warmth to him, he is in the words of his foundation - always trying to "make you better."

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My work as a college basketball coach.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand to other sports in time.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

What Rico is doing with these kids is a breath of fresh air in
a somewhat stale climate. His program is not based on any
hidden agendas or get rich quick scheme. If you want your
children around a group of men dedicated to preparing
your kids for the next fifty years of their life , then
put your kids and your trust in Rico.

Its not called get better program for nothing. Go check
it out , it wont take long for you to see what I know.
Have a blessed day.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Yes.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None you can improve upon perfection.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've known Rico for nearly 25 years and one thing that always stands out about him is his leadership abilities. His charisma and work ethic combined with his leadership skills has allowed his foundation to flourish and continue to grow. He's willing to make tough decisions and stand up for what he believes. If we had more non-profits like Rico's Foundation we would live in a much better society

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching young men become productive in every aspect of their lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ask everyone to donate. Because what they do and the difference they make has truly been remarkable.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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