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Driving Social Change Through Sport

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Soccer. Learning. Fun.

YLC Kicks is a sports-based youth development program. The mission of YLC Kicks is to provide high-quality, accessible soccer programming to every child in New Orleans regardless of income, race or location. We believe in the power of sport to empower our youth to be successful in life.

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YLC Kicks recognized by the Aspen Institute as National Leader In Promoting Physical Literacy

YLC Kicks is proud to be recognized by the Aspen Institute's Project Play initiative as a leader in promoting physical literacy to America's youth. YLC Kicks is committed to providing accessible sport to all children.

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YLC Kicks Partners With The U.S. Soccer Foundation For After-School Programming

YLC Kicks recently received a $128,000 grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation to partner to implement its' free after-school program, Soccer for Success, at area elementary schools.

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Sign up To Become A Coach For The 2016 YLC Kicks at NORDC season

Youth sports coaches are uniquely qualified to have a positive impact on the lives of youth. We look for individuals dedicated to making a difference and serving as role models. No experience? We'll train and support you.

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Why We Do What We Do

"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create help where once there was only despair."

- Nelson Mandela