Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

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.

Youth Development

WHAT WE RUN AND FUND

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

PAST & CURRENT GRANTEES

  • Students Run LA
  • YMCA PLAY
  • Miracle League Los Angeles
  • Coach Art
  • Kaboom Playground Build
  • Playworks
  • Summer Night Lights
  • City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks
  • City of Hawthorne Recreation and Community Services Department
  • City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine
  • City of Inglewood Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department
  • City of Lynwood, Recreation & Community Services Department
  • City of Huntington Park Department of Parks and Recreation
  • City of Compton Department Parks and Recreation
  • County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation South County Community Services Agency
  • County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation East County Community Services Agency
  • Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
  • MLB Youth Academy
  • Hollywood Indies Little League
  • Venice Boys & Girls Club
  • Natasha Watley Foundation
  • Girls on the Run Los Angeles
  • Up2Us Sports
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Los Angeles