L.A.C.E.S. began its operation in 2007 in Liberia. We work in Liberia because of the undeniable void that remained in the wake of their 14 year civil war. During a recent 14-year conflict an estimated 15,000 children fought in this war and it deprived young people of the positive influence of role models such as parents and community leaders. The children in Liberia have been scarred by war and violence and face severe social challenges growing up in their broken and poverty-stricken communities. These children have been victims of social injustice for 14 years of their lives, and L.A.C.E.S. wants to provide them with an avenue for restoration. We began in 2007 employing 2 staff members, training 16 coaches, and mentoring 130 children.
To establish mentorship-based sports leagues as an avenue for teaching children morals and values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ.
To develop positive role models in communities in a manner that is fun and challenging.