Great Coaches Matter

Up2Us Coach is the first national service program to identify and train young adults to coach and mentor kids in low-income communities.

To view current coaching opportunities, click below.



trained to use sports for social impact

Up2Us Coaches undergo 35 hours of training in youth development and mentoring strategies. This training prepares coaches to promote physical activity, healthy living, and good decision making, while cultivating caring, trust-based relationships with the youth they serve.

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coaching through the up2us sports network

Up2Us Coaches enable our member organizations to increase their capacity to serve kids through quality evidenced-based practices.

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$11 Return on Investment For Every Dollar Spent

Researchers* estimate the average benefit-cost ratio for SEL interventions is 11 to 1. This means that, on average, for every $1 invested in SEL programs, like Up2Us Sports, there is a return of $11 due to improved health and increased work and earnings, as well as reductions in substance abuse, crime, and incarceration.

In other words, these findings suggest a $176,000 return on investment per Up2Us Sports coach.

Help us provide more coaches to kids in need.

*Citation: Clive Belfield et al., “The Economic Value of Social and Emotional Learning,” Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis 6 (2015): 508–44