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  • Organizing Sports within communities In suburban environment the community is there; in urban environment need to integrate into Schools, parents, community groups In suburban environment the behavior of engagement is there, for better or worse
  • Scott myers world sport chicago

    1. 1. Attempting to Change the Urban Landscape Through Sport – Lessons Learned
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    3. 3. <ul><li>Can we create sports programs that are sustainable both financially and in exciting and engaging kids? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we effectively use sports to engage or re-engage at risk youth with schools? </li></ul><ul><li>Can well attended sports programs that focus on building confidence and team camaraderie have an impact on improving an overall neighborhood? </li></ul><ul><li>Can sports programs positively impact attitudes toward healthy habits on a sustained basis? </li></ul>
    4. 4. World Sport Chicago - providing sustainable programs for Chicago kids to participate in sports to improve their lives. What is World Sport Chicago?
    5. 5. World Sport Chicago WSC Programs and Events Urban Youth Sport Institute Best Practices Issues / feedback <ul><li>Attracting/hosting sport competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting youth with Olympic & Paralympic sport </li></ul><ul><li>International athlete exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>School programs </li></ul><ul><li>Parks programs </li></ul><ul><li>Olympians giving back to Movement </li></ul><ul><li>One-on-one, and group deep connections with youth </li></ul><ul><li>New media platform to reach and connect broad audience </li></ul><ul><li>Issue identification </li></ul><ul><li>Best practice identification, development and syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Educational programs and scholarships </li></ul>Talent / Resources Talent / Resources Athlete Ambassador Program Partners World Sport Chicago Model
    6. 6. World Sport Chicago 30,000 Kids To Date Events <ul><li>Elite Events </li></ul><ul><li>World Boxing Championships </li></ul><ul><li>Etchells World Championships </li></ul><ul><li>American Cup Gymnastics </li></ul><ul><li>Pan Am Weightlifting </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Cup Wrestling </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Events </li></ul><ul><li>City wide wrestling festival </li></ul><ul><li>Junior Beach Volleyball </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois Youth Soccer Int’l Tournament </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago archery tournament </li></ul>Athlete Ambassadors <ul><li>Training coaches and athletes on Olympic principles </li></ul><ul><li>Olympians and Paralympian clinics </li></ul><ul><li>Archery </li></ul><ul><li>Badminton </li></ul><ul><li>Gymnastics </li></ul><ul><li>Track and Field </li></ul><ul><li>Swimming </li></ul><ul><li>Paralympics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cycling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Judo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boccia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wrestling </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Exchanges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boxing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wrestling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gymnastics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Judo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scholarship Program </li></ul>Programs
    7. 7. Partnerships we have formed Local Sport Organizations Community Organizations National Sport Organizations Universities Notre Dame University of Chicago Northwestern University of Illinois
    8. 8. Urban Youth Sport Institute Mobilize American research institutions who have an expertise in social service, psychology, public policy, economics, public health, etc. to apply clinical rigor to understand how sports can be a tool for individual and community improvement
    9. 9. World Sport Chicago An Integrator A Venture Capitalist Doer
    10. 10. What have we learned? Chicago schools cut spring sophomore sports Park Surroundings Marred By Officer's Murder Chicago Park District Ready to Raise Fees, Cut Jobs 30% freshman need to care for younger siblings after school Environmental Attitudes and Capabilities Structural Issues People
    11. 11. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Reliable delivery is key in the long term </li></ul><ul><li>Need to convey the role as a supporter and enabler </li></ul><ul><li>Its not about sport, its about execution </li></ul><ul><li>Its not about sport its about logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Its not about sport its about community engagement </li></ul>Environmental Attitudes and Capabilities Structural Issues People Observations <ul><li>Institutional exhaustion and skepticism </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional turbulence </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Institutional capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Need for coaching/mentoring skills </li></ul>
    12. 12. Observations Lessons Learned <ul><li>Urban bureaucracy </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional silos and a disconnectedness </li></ul><ul><li>Family structure </li></ul><ul><li>Gang structures </li></ul><ul><li>Cut across organizations with visible, consistent and on-going support of major institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Reach out to community groups to mobilize parents as volunteers and to apply pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Work within existing organizations where possible and around them only when necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate beyond sport organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Tap into sports passion of the young professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage elite athletes to increase focus and incent institutional integration </li></ul>Environmental Attitudes and Capabilities Structural Issues People
    13. 13. Observations Lessons Learned <ul><li>Poor behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Ego focused versus task focused </li></ul><ul><li>Skepticism and disinclination to join </li></ul><ul><li>Pride </li></ul><ul><li>Passion for improvement </li></ul>Set high norms of behavior Integrate a curriculum focused on behavior View youth not as individuals but as micro-groups Engage youth in program operation Focus on the early adopters and let the others knock on our door Provide urban relevant rewards – for kids and parents Environmental Attitudes and Capabilities Structural Issues People
    14. 14. Creating a new urban system based in sport Communities Neighborhoods Sport Schools Community group Police Parents Coaches
    15. 15. <ul><li>Can we create sports programs that are sustainable both financially and in exciting and engaging kids? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we effectively use sports to engage or re-engage at risk youth with schools? </li></ul><ul><li>Can well attended sports programs that focus on building confidence and team camaraderie have an impact on improving an overall neighborhood? </li></ul><ul><li>Can sports programs positively impact attitudes toward healthy habits on a sustained basis? </li></ul>? But we’re still going to try

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