SCE has teamed up with Futures Without Violence on an initiative that leverages the passion around sports as a tool for social change. The initiative will focus on building and developing coaches, athletes, fans, and sporting organizations into champions of healthy relationships on and off the athletic field.
Through research on evidence-based programming and material, Futures Without Violence has developed a framework that centers on SEL, Trauma Sensitivity, Gender Equity, and Racialized Equity around which coaches, athletes, and fans can learn and grow in youth sports programs.
A select team representing a National Leadership Council will ultimately launch the innovative and engaging material to supplement, support, and enhance the existing sports and youth development programs. The material is designed for coaches, as primary champions and facilitators of sports-based programming for youth, but will extend to the athletes, sporting organizations, and fans (including the parents, community, the athletic community itself, and so forth).