Over 21,000 youth have participated in the CLS program since its founding in 2007. Our kids learn how to study smarter, conquer test anxiety, develop interviewing skills and manage their money while gaining insights on making wise choices related to nutrition, physical activity, lifestyle, and conservation and recycling.
“CLS is a fun and interactive program for youth. The program not only focuses on basketball skills, but it teaches youth life skills that children can incorporate to their everyday lives. Our kids loved every moment of it.” – Nicole Banks, West Angeles Youth Ministry
“The staff was always energetic and passionate when delivering the services. The visit with Candace Parker & Michael Cooper was an experience we won’t forget. CLS captivated their target audience and implemented a quality program.” – Rick Hernandez, Pueblo del Sol Boys & Girls Club
CLS invites professional athletes and community role models to come speak and engage participants with a positive, motivational message reinforcing academic achievement, personal development, and healthy living. Celebrity guest speakers committed to supporting CLS include Michael Cooper, Candace Parker, James Worthy, Lisa Leslie, and Magic Johnson.
CLS media and corporate partners provide opportunities such as site tours, field trips and tickets to events. Activities like these provide positive a mentoring opportunities for the youth while increasing their career aspirations.