THE Close The Gap Foundation PROGRAM

The CTG Foundation’s inclusive, mission-driven youth initiative is founded on the belief that sports and mentorship can act as the catalyst for youth development. 2020 has been a challenging year for all, especially youth of the United States.

Through positive coaching, life skills and academic enrichment, we can pause and take a moment to understand the fears, anxieties, hopes and goals of the youth in the program to enrich them with positive encouragement and skills, as well as mentorship connection that will last a lifetime.

Ongoing meetings with mentors and community organizers, including law enforcement officials, will allow youth to build relationships and cultivate their talents, as well as build a foundation of support and connection. Each session consists of not only physical activity, but also wellness through open conversations between participants and community personnel.

Increased High School GraduationRates
Lower high school dropout rates
Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
better attitude toward their community and police
enhanced self esteem & self-confidence
improved behavior at home and at school
stronger relationships with parents, teachers & peers
improved interpersonal skills
decreased likelihood of initiating drug & alcohol use

Topics that will be included in the curriculum of the program:

  • Speaker panels
  • 1:1 counseling opportunities
  • Community dialogues
  • Role-play and teambuilding scenarios
  • Self-esteem programming
  • Physical activity alongside elite coaches and athletes
  • Bonding through sports and physical activities
  • Wellness and life skills events