YSCN Update: The Latest in Sports-Based Youth Development 

Below are the two most recent issues of the Youth Sports Collaborative Network's e-newsletter, YSCN Update. It contains brief announcements on programs and services at the Youth Sports Collaborative Network, news from members, the latest research on youth sports, health and development, government and foundation funding opportunities, and government legislation and regulations affecting youth sports organizations.

Anyone may subscribe to YSCN Update, but only YSCN members and partners will have their news posted in the e-newsletter.

Most Recent YSCN Updates

August 29, 2018

A Youth Sports Collaborative Network Communications Brief

First, a YSCN Announcement - organizational membership in the Youth Sports Collaborative Network will be officially open next month. An announcement will be issued soon explaining the benefits and membership fee for nonprofit sports-based youth development organizations. For profit organizations will be able to join as well, but nonprofits will govern and set the priorities of YSCN. Stay tuned.

MARATHON KIDS NOW TAKING GRANT APPLICATIONS

Applications to obtain a grant are due by September 14. The Grants are designed for K - 12 schools so organizations working with schools should so note. However, YSCN was informed "out of school clubs" are encouraged to apply. Your grant application requires providing an estimated number of kids in the program as all grants will provide up to $15 per child. For details on the grant and to apply go to Marathon Kids.  

ONLY 2 WEEKS UNTIL BEYOND SPORT UNITED CONFERENCE - SAVE $100 ON FEE

Beyond Sport has agreed to a reduced fee of $545, a $100 discount, for readers of YSCN Update to attend their conference and awards ceremony being held September 12 & 13 in New York City. Separately can attend just the September 12 Awards for $295 where Students Run LA is one of three finalists for the Sport for Quality Education and Employment Award. The September 13 Beyond Sport Conference for $395.  Purchase any of these 3 tickets includes the September 12 Community in Action.  Attendees include representatives from major league sports in the US along with global influencers and innovators across sport, business, development and government -- a unique event in the US. More Program Details. To register contact Ben Freedman at ben.fr[email protected] and say interested in registering at the YSCN Update special discount.

NONPROFIT COMPENSATION SURVEY NOW AVAILABLE TO TAKE

South Bronx United, which offers soccer to underserved children, is conducting a compensation survey of sports and education related non-profit staff members.  Info on different staff positions being sought. Full results will be provided to all that take the survey. Link to Survey. For questions, contact Ben at [email protected].

 

August 10, 2018

A Youth Sports Collaborative Network Communications Brief

“It never really saved me from a lifestyle that might lead to trouble; it made me so I didn’t need to be saved from that lifestyle,” 17 year old Xavier Boone of Washington, DC explained. Better words could not have been spoken on why sports-based youth development should be supported. Details below. 

DC'S CITI OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT SUPPORTS UNDERSERVED CHILDREN

This tournament has been held for 50 years and was started by the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation which devotes a portion of its proceeds to tennis and educational programs to underserved children in DC like Xavier who has been enrolled in the program since fifth grade. He comes to the tennis center directly after school each day to spend 90 minutes on homework, followed by 90 minutes on the court. The tournament has grown over the years as the number of tournaments in the U.S. has declined while professional players view it as important event in their preparation for the up coming US Open. This was a featured sports article in the Washington Post.

HURRY - A FEW OPENINGS REMAIN FOR PROJECT PLAY WORKSHOP 

While the Project Play Summit is sold out, there are still limited seats for the Oct 17 Post-Summit Workshop in DC as this Update is being sent. The Workshop is for community leaders. Attendees will get premier access to Project Play's forthcoming digital toolkit. Fee is $199 + $10.44 fee. More Workshop Details

STUDENTS RUN LA IS A FINALIST FOR AN iNTL AWARD 

After reading the April 4th YSCN Update about the Beyond Sport Awards, Students Run LA went to work and entered in 2 of the 10 categories on their program Training for a Marathon ... Training for Life.  500+ teachers in LA train alongside 3200+ at-risk middle and high school students for 7 months on average 10 hours a week. SRLA is one of three finalists for the Sport for Quality Education and Employment Award. The other two finalists come from Nepal and Brazil. The award recipient will receive up to $50,000 to support their program. Award ceremony is September 12 in NYC as part of the Beyond Sport United conference. Good Luck SRLA! Award Details.

SAVE $100 ON FEE FOR BEYOND SPORT UNITED CONFERENCE

Beyond Sport has agreed to a reduced fee of $545, a $100 discount, for readers of YSCN Update to attend their conference and awards ceremony being held September 12 & 13 in New York City. Separately can attend just the September 12 Awards for $295 or the September 13 Beyond Sport Conference for $395.  Purchase of any of these 3 tickets includes the September 12 Community in Action.  Attendees include representatives from major league sports in the US along with global influencers and innovators across sport, business, development and government -- a unique event in the US. More Program Details. To register contact Ben Freedman at [email protected] and say calling about the YSCN Update special offer.