Our Impact

Our Core Outcome Areas

We support the growth of non-profit organizations that use sport/physical activity to intentionally achieve impact in one or more of the following areas (based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals):

  • Education - More youth attending and completing school with increased attainment   
  • Health and Well-being – Reducing childhood obesity, increasing physical activity, and/or increasing social-emotional learning assets in children and youth   
  • Employment – Increasing technical skills, qualifications, and soft skills of youth that help prepare youth for employment   
  • Inclusive Society – Creating communities that embrace ethnic, cultural, sexual, and physical difference and promote racial equality 
  • Peaceful Society – Resolving conflict, supporting community peacemaking, and access to safe spaces   
  • Women and Girls - Increasing participation and leadership of women and girls and promoting equity, empowerment, and safety  

Impact Highlights – From Our Work

We currently fund over 70 sport for development programs. In 2022, we have reached more than 26,000 young people so far. Of that population, approximately:

  • 77% are low-income
  • 49% are female
  • 40% are African American
  • 42% are Latinx

Out of our program portfolio, we measured the following impact on youth in our Laureus Social Focus Areas: 

Health and Wellbeing 

  • 82% of youth improved physical health 
  • 81% of youth improved social-emotional health 


  • 82% of youth improved educational outcomes 

Peaceful and Inclusive Society 

  • 95% of youth improved community cohesion 


  • 51% of youth improved employment indicators 

Women and Girls 

  •  49% of youth served identify as female

Laureus USA also provides evaluation support in partnership with Hello Insight.  Our 2021-2022 Laureus cohort surveyed close to 6,000 youth spread across 44 organizations, 87 programs, and 199 sites to capture social emotional learning growth.

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