Sport has the power to change the world.

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Sport is a powerful tool for social change. Nonprofits across the country are using sport to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and youth.

Laureus Sport for Good USA, the national leader in uniting communities through the power of sport, surveyed over 100 of these organizations. Explore our findings below.

Sport for Good In The U.S.

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By The Numbers

We surveyed organizations on the map to find more about their methods and goals. Take a look at the latest trends in Sport for Good.

456,893

youths have been reached by 
101 Sport for Good 
organizations in 2016.

Program Budgets

We asked Sport for Good organizations what their program budgets are.

$1-5 million

26% of all organizations

Less than $1 million

70% of all organizations

4 Key Pillars

We asked Sport for Good organizations to select the one primary focus area that they are using sport to achieve:

Health and Well-Being

Increasing physical activity, improving social and emotional skills, and reducing childhood obesity

Education

More youth attending and completing school with increased attainment

Community and 
Social Cohesion

Breaking down barriers to reduce discrimination in communities and help young leaders emerge

Employment

Increasing qualifications and technical skills that lead to suitable employment

39%

37%

23%

2%

Most Popular
 Sports

We asked Sport for Good organizations what sport they are using to empower youth. Here were the most popular:

#1 Soccer

40 organizations

#2 Basketball

29 organizations

#3 Fitness / Organized Play

23 organizations

Ethnic Breakdown of Participants

We asked organizations to indicate percentage of youth they have reached by race/ethnicity.

9%

Two or more

15%

White/Caucasian

5%

Native American

7%

Asian/ Pacific Islander

10%

Other

34%

Latino

46%

Black/African American

Gender Majority 
Across Organizations

We asked organizations what percentage of their participants 
are girls.

61%

of organizations

39%

of organizations

Income Data 
of Participants

We asked organizations 
what percentage of their participants are low-income, based on eligibility for free 
and reduced lunch.

77

organizations indicated that 80-100% of their youth participants were low-income

14

organizations indicated that 60-79% of their youth participants were low-income

10

organizations indicated that less than 59% of their youth participants were low-income

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