Simply including a child in some activity is not nearly enough. Along the way, support and encouragement are vital. How many times have you heard a child ask 'did you see my catch/run/basket'? It is the continuation of support along the way that can provide the comfort and recognition that a child needs and deserves. NLSF and our structure seek to provide levels of support through our mentorship and guidance. In all aspects of our program, we need to answer that question with 'yes, I saw that and it was INCREDIBLE!'
We aim to support our youth, not just by providing them have a place to be dropped off.