LetsGiveThemaShot.org






Every child deserves a chance.

  • underprivileged children in at-risk neighborhoods Los Angeles
  • We use athletics as a vehicle to give young people a stronger sense of self-esteem
  • Coach Derek teaches sports fundamentals to disadvantaged children of poverty
  • Lets Give Them A Shot is a non-profit 501(C-3) organization
  • Our Mission

    To make a difference in the
    lives of at-risk children

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  • Volunteer

    Together we can positively
    influence young lives

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  • Donate

    Why would you give money to help
    Kids you do not even know?

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Donation Stats


What your dollars have been up to, Where your dollars are going, Who your dollars are helping

Here are the numbers as to what LGTS has been up to with your dollars!!!

Fall of 2010: 10 months
Location: Manhattan Place Elementary School (Inglewood CA)
2 days a week 8:30am till 2:30pm
30-45 kids every hour
Estimated 450 kids a week felt the influence of Lets Give Them A Shot!

Summer of 2010: 10 weeks
Location: A Place Called Home (South Central LA, CA)
2 days a week
45-50 kids a day
Estimated 200 Kids a week felt the influence of Lets Give Them A Shot!

Location Bethel Church (Inglewood CA)
2 days a week
25-30 kids a day
Estimated 60 Kids a week felt the influence of Lets Give Them A Shot!

Location: Jesse Owens Park
1 day a week
25-30 Kids a day
Estimated 30 Kids a week felt the influence of Lets Give Them A Shot!

Currently:

Currently we are running Youth Sports Classes at Girls Club LA:
2 days a week: Estimated number of Kids: 40 is in our youth sports program.

Lets Give Them A Shot has made a difference in over 800 kids lives just last year.

My staff and myself cannot thank you enough for your dollars, without you we could not continue to do the work we are doing. So we thank you.

More Information:

Tax and Legal Documents Provided:

Legal and Tax Documents

Statement of Information
(Domestic Nonprofit, Credit Union and Consumer Cooperative Corporations) (pdf)



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How We Help...

We bring fundamental sports instruction in Basketball, Soccer and Baseball to children age 5-12 in areas where children would otherwise not have the means to participate.

We use athletics as a vehicle to give young people a stronger sense of self-esteem and provide lessons about sportsmanship and interacting with others that last far beyond their time on the field or court.

Donate

We currently offer two different ways to donate to Let’s Give Them A Shot.

Testimonials

Find out what some of the key people involved in Let’s Give Them a Shot have to say about the LGTS program.

Fundraisers

Our Annual Poker Tournament & Silent Auction Fundraiser was a huge success for underprivileged kids served by Let’s Give Them a Shot. LGTS Fundraisers

The Need

Did You Know that within at-risk youth ...
  • 18.9% of students live in poverty.
  • 12% of Seniors report illicit drug use.
  • Nearly 1,000,000 teens pregnant yearly.
  • 26% of Seniors are below basic reading levels.
  • 36% of Seniors are below basic math level.
  • 1.2 milllion students drop out annually.
  • Abuse cases to CPS: 3,000,000 annually.

How We Help

  • We bring fundamental sports instruction in Basketball, Soccer and Baseball to children age 5-12 in areas where children would otherwise not have the means to participate.
  • We use athletics as a vehicle to give young people a stronger sense of self-esteem and provide lessons about sportsmanship and interacting with others that last far beyond their time on the field or court.

Ways We Help

The Hope: How Donations Flow to At-Risk Children
Let's Give Them a Shot is expanding the program to go into even more schools and recreation centers. We need funding to provide coaches and equipment to these groups.
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Childhood Obesity
Let's Give Them a Shot also gives kids who may not be as physically active a chance to get in the habit of playing sports and exercising, which can benefit their emotional and physical well-being lifelong. Read More

Equipment Drive
Due to low resources and limited funds this at-risk population is missing what every child deserves; to have which is an opportunity to learn and play with quality instruction and equipment. Read More