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Countless children in Los Angeles lack the family and community support structures required to be healthy and happy. These kids do not have access to typical educational resources and recreational outlets. Instead, they are surrounded by high crime rates and drug use. They struggle to make it safely through the school day, cope with a tumultuous home life, or get enough to eat – let alone receive the necessary guidance, instruction, and interaction.
An alarming 35% of LA School District high school students dropped out last year. More alarming is that it doesn’t have to be this way. The sooner we can provide children with the tools they need to be effective leaders, and the more often we can connect with them, the bigger the difference we can make! Our interaction benefits not only the child, but also the child’s family, friends, community – and thus, our communities, and yours.
Activating our Natural Leaders transforms our World.
As you may be aware, the KVBL Natural Leaders Program provides empowering, hands-on education to children in the Los Angeles area who are otherwise limited in what they see as possible for themselves and their futures. In the last four years, funds donated to the KVBL have been used to provide:
Teamwork and leadership training and exercises.
Emotional growth coaching, affirmation exercises and personal development support.
Basketball training with the Venice Basketball League’s best players and other celebrities.
Yoga, body alignment, and fitness training from certified fitness professionals.
Surfing instruction from world-renowned experts.
Sustainability, environmental and creative arts education and experiences.
Healthy, organic breakfasts and lunches, along with nutrition education.
Your sponsorship provides children with the resources, mentors, and experiences to activate the Natural Leader within each of them. Upon completion of the program, children return to their families and communities, empowered to lead by example and transform their worlds.
Without your support, we cannot continue providing children with this game-changing opportunity. Enclosed you will find more information on available sponsorship opportunities. To support our Natural Leaders or ask any questions, please contact me at your convenience.