62% of youth living in poverty have experienced at least one traumatic event. Through social and emotional learning the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) provides youth with the tools they need to be better equipped in the classroom, on the field, and for whatever endeavor their future holds for them. We place a special emphasis on engaging girls in sport, because we know that by adolescence, girls' confidence drops about twice as much as boys', their perception of their academic ability declines, and participation in physical activity plummets.
We’re also engaging the most important people in a successful child’s life – a strong adult figure who can support and mentor them. Whether it’s parents, guardians, tutors or coaches, our programming provides adults the resources they need to be better supporters of our future leaders.