We are a 501 (c)(3) non- profit organization.
YAC (Young Athletes For Christ) foundation is a faith based non-profit organization that empowers youth through sports and gives them the resources to succeed in the classroom, on the field and in life. Since 1997, YAC has served as the premier student-athlete & at-risk youth development organization in Ventura County.
Our mission is to empower youth and families through sports and give them the resources to succeed academically, athletically, spiritually and in life.
Since its inception in 1997, YAC has served as a pivotal afterschool program that empowers and develops youth in the 805, 806 and 671 areas and gives them the tools to be confident, high achieving leaders in their communities. Over the past twenty five years, YAC has worked with thousands of its members between the ages of 6-25 providing mentoring, training, peer counseling, internships and job opportunities as a pathway to success.
Our vision is to empower youth through sports to be purpose driven, self confident and high achieving leaders while teaching them how to make good choices, strive for excellence and have a heart that gives back to their community.
YAC has been instrumental in helping 300 hundred of its members go to college on athletic and academic scholarships and grant-in aid. Of which over 200 of them have graduated with Bachelor’s or Master's degrees and are now serving in pivotal roles in our community. Many of its members would not have had these opportunities had it not been for YAC’s mentoring, training and recruiting programs.