Youth sports as may be the goal of charity foundations have been de-prioritized in public education systems which is aimed solely at measuring a child’s ability only by their performance in standard tests and examinations. Most public education systems have also had to make budget cuts leading to the scrapping of non-essential programs like sports in order to cater for other administrative demands. Such cuts further decrease the chances of a child growing up in the inner-city and also hurts the public schools and the communities. Through the inner-city foundations focused on sports and sporting programs, children growing up in these less conducive low-income urban communities are more exposed to sports and sporting facilities which further prevents them from making bad decisions including joining gangs and selling drugs on the streets. Children engaged in sports and other sporting events provided via the charity foundations are also less prone to fighting at school and weapons use. Additionally, student-athletes have been revealed to exhibit stronger and better executive function skills which are overall associated with greater academic performance while expressing less anxiety and more mental stability thus reducing the chances of depression.
Infographic by Darien dash foundation