Through an interconnected support system, LSA enhances the capacity of youth-serving sports and recreational organizations so that every child has the necessary physical, emotional, and social skills to succeed in life.


All Lawrence children have equal access and opportunity to engage in quality sports and athletic programs grounded in the principles of positive sports-based youth development.

Lawrence Sports Groups

This group of sports organizations and growing is working together to make sports better & more accessible.

Click below for list of “Championing Her Game” events. #teameffort

Lots of Collaboration Focused on Getting More Lawrence Girls #playing!

The next coaches training with The Center for Healing & Justice through Sports is coming in February!

LSA is part of the Movement for Sport Equity

Through collective action, with other groups like LSA, it is creating a nationwide movement to transform the youth sports landscape into a space for growth, healing, and wellness accessible to all.


RBI Program Invests in Lawrence Baseball! It’s impossible to sum up the significance of this partnership. It’s reviving the sport through a collaborative spirit and especially leaning on sports leaders with the history, passion, and commitment to make sure ALL kids can #playball…Read More!


Learn about the Lawrence Sports Leadership Academy!

The Lawrence Sports Leadership Academy, a first-of-its-kind multi-sport effort and the genesis of much of the City’s ongoing sports collaboration, returned after a trying timeout from sports due to COVID-19! Read more about its 2016 start and more recent efforts.


The Alliance’s Empowered Youth Leaders & Mentor Model collectively impacted more than 2,000 youth thanks to a City of Lawrence grant!

Being part of the empowered youth leadership program helped me learn new skills that I can use to improve my academics, and it will take the burden from my mom because I can purchase my school supplies and uniform.” –Emmamuell, Suenos Basketball


Through Partnerships More Kids are #PlayingBall!

It was a success! 200+ Lawrence boys and girls, ages 5-12 participated in the Red Sox’s #PlayballWeekend in Lawrence which was all about increasing baseball and softball participation in Lawrence through a #teameffort. This no-cost #RBI clinic included Wally the Green Monster –Tessie too–with lots of behind-the-scenes prep and planning with the Red Sox Foundation staff plus local sports leaders through the Alliance to make sure. The Red Sox highlighted it BELOW.