YOU Grant


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Summer 2014 YOU Grant Basketball Court Refurbishment Contest

Congratulations Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles Harbor for winning the Summer 2014 Lakers Youth Foundation YOU Grant Court Refurbishment!

Thank you for all of those who voted. Please check back for other grant opportunities throughout the year.

Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles Harbor

Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles Harbor

Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. We achieve this through a commitment to quality programs and services in an environment that is safe, nurturing and inspiring.

Funding Project: In 2001, the Port of Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club opened its doors in one of the most impoverished communities in the Harbor Area – The Rancho San Pedro Housing Projects. The Site engages over 250 youth a day and is open Monday – Friday from 12pm – 6pm. Because of the site’s location next to the public housing units, the club's target demographic is the families that live with-in walking distance of the club. According to LAUSD school data, 93.4% of all youth in the facility qualify for the Free or Reduced Meals program. The Boys & Girls Club provides more than just a safe place, for many children it is their 2nd home.
The new Gym floor will enhance the program by providing a safe and professional play area for the youth who attend the facility . For many of the children, this will be the only time they have access to a large gymnasium for physical activity. In its current state, the gym floor is loose and the striping is in poor condition. We want the Boys & Girls Club to be an oasis in the desert. The new Gym floor will provide this oasis and help the kids to reach their full potential.

PAST WINNERS

March 2014 Lakers Youth Foundation YOU Grant

Congratulations Tia Family Service Center for winning the January 2014 Lakers Youth Foundation YOU Grant!

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TIA Family Center

Tia Family Service Center

Mission: The TIA Family Service Center, based on the concept of the “TIA” (or aunt) as a cultural dynamic within the Latino family, is committed to promoting healthy family functioning, lending care and reassurance to families in need by providing Therapy, Intervention and Advocacy. Our goal is to be that “TIA” (or aunt) to at risk families in order to provide them with an additional source of support when there is a family need or crisis.

Funding Project: The TIA Family Service Center's Family Harmony workshop is focused on helping at risk families by providing tools that can help create a more nurturing and less conflict filled home environment. These tools will help families improve methods of communication and stress management, therefore resolving disagreements in ways that breed family unity. Effective communication along with cultural sensitivity can help build self-esteem and allow family members to feel empowered and in harmony. Healthy families are less likely to struggle with family discord, thus producing well-adjusted and successful children. The goal of this ongoing workshop is to help create healthy families which in turn will make a healthier community.

January 2014 Lakers Youth Foundation YOU Grant

Congratulations California Wildlife Center for winning the January 2014 Lakers Youth Foundation YOU Grant!

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California Wildlife Center

California Wildlife Center

Mission: California Wildlife Center takes responsibility for the protection of all native wildlife through rehabilitation, education and conservation.

Funding Project: If we are awarded the Lakers Youth Foundation Grant, we will use the funds to purchase species-specific medications and formulas for the orphaned fawns, hummingbirds, squirrels, skunks and elephant seals that we care for in our Baby Care Unit. These little guys come to us after losing their moms - often before she gets the chance to help them grow and teach them the skills to be wild on their own. Through our help and care - and with the support of our community - we bring them safely into adulthood and release them back into the wild.

October 2013 Lakers Youth Foundation YOU Grant

Congratulations to the American Humane Association for winning the October 2013 $5,000 Lakers Youth Foundation YOU Grant!

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American Humane Association

American Humane Association

Mission: The mission of American Humane Association is to ensure the welfare, wellness and well-being of children and animals, and to unleash the full potential of the bond between humans and animals to the mutual benefit of both.

Funding Project: The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards celebrate the powerful relationship between dogs and people. These amazing dogs provide compassion and comfort to transform people’s lives with their unconditional love, devotion, and intuition. Hero Dogs are ordinary dogs doing extraordinary things. The Hero Dog Awards is a nearly year-long education and awareness campaign to highlight the heroes on both ends of the leash.