Let’s Give Them a Shot is a non-profit organization whose mission is to coach, mentor and empower at-risk youth in Los Angeles to lead healthy and positive lives through sports instruction, employment and college preparation.
The Let's Give Them a Shot program subscribes to the belief that teaching the fundamentals of each sport enriches children at all levels, ages and skills.
The program strives to use sports to build the child’s character in a positive, healthy and familiar environment within their community.
A population with too few heroes.
All children are vulnerable. Certain circumstances put young people at an increased risk of falling prey to hopelessness and self-destructive choices. In many cases young people who succumb to risk factors are unable to find a helping hand; are without a caring adult who can offer a positive alternative.
When Coach Derek started Let's Give Them a Shot he was sure about only one thing: The population of the child. This population was the poor, the underprivileged, the disenfranchised, the lower economic. In Los Angeles County, researchers believe that 35% of children will live in impoverished households by 2010.
Let's Give Them a Shot
Let's Give Them a Shot is a non-profit organization that helps kids get the sports instruction they need regardless of whether or not they can afford it. Derek Locklear's goal is to teach and reach as many children as he can through sports.
Let's Give Them a Shot was designed to give hope to as many children as possible through sports programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body.
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How it Began
The vision for the program is to teach fundamental sports instruction in Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Softball, Soccer, Football & T-Ball to children ages 2-14 in areas where children would otherwise not have the means to participate in this type of class.
We are working closely with community leaders in different Los Angeles County cities to offer these classes directly in the community.