Only 72%

from the same age group in lower income families participate.

92% of kids

of kids aged 10-13 years old from higher income families play organized sports.

Among 14-17 year olds

Among 14-17 year olds, youth from higher income families were also more likely to participate in organized sports.

1 in 5 of today's youth

From families with incomes of $30000 to $80000 participates in organized activities.

only 1 in 10 kids

Play sports in families withincome of less than $20000.

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Joel Skinner

The most important fact is that the kids and parents are aware that there is funding available for them to participate in a sport at a young age so that it is just second nature and not something they need to fight for.

Take your Shot

Take Your Shot

Empower Play is a non-profit organization that was incorporated December 21 2014. The organization was created in order to provide the youth of Sarnia-Lambton a financial backing to help them realize their dreams of success in both athletics and the arts.

Who We Are

Why we are Important

Empower Play Inc. believes that every kid should be given the same opportunities regardless of their financial situation. In the past, society has limited these opportunities to further in competition to people who can afford it, or are willing to make stressful financial sacrifices in hopes of seeing their children succeed. We will remove the financial barrier associated with success at higher levels of competition. This will increase overall competition in any playing field- allowing people who would not otherwise be able to participate in various activities, to excel in them.

Empower Play will work with schools and organizations to financially empower them to accept participants at no charge or a subsidized fee so that they are given the same opportunity to dedicate themselves to success as everyone else is.Through our programs and camps, kids will learn various life skills such as team work, leadership, and work ethic. Our dedicated coaches will continue to learn these same life skills as they pass on their knowledge to the leaders of tomorrow.

We empower participation. We help mold the leaders of tomorrow. We let dedication, hard work, and passion drive success-not money. Not only do we create new dreams, we give them life so that they can come true.

 

92%
of kids aged 10-13
  years old from higher
    income families
      play organized
        sports.
          (1)(view source)

Only 72%
from the same age group in lower income families participate.
(1)(view source)

Among 14-17 year olds, youth from higher income families were also more likely to participate in organized sports. (1)(view source)

only 1 in 10 kids
play sports in families with income of less than $20,000. (2)(view source)

1 in 5 of today’s youth 
from families with incomes of $30,000 to $80,000 participates in organized activities.
(3)(view source)

only 1 in 10 kids

Play sports in families withincome of less than $20000.

The most important fact is that the kids and parents are aware that there is funding available for them to participate in a sport at a young age so that it is just second nature and not something they need to fight for.

Joel Skinner

Our Volunteers

Our Volunteer structure will be unique. Youth who have been assisted by Empower Play Inc. will be required to donate a portion of their time in order to help other, younger youth who are in the same position that they were in.  Volunteer coaches will be coached on our programs and educated on various coaching practices.  The more dedicated coaches will be sent to coaching clinics in order to improve their knowledge and abilities- so that we can truly maximize the potential of all youth.

Our Volunteers

We would like to thank our community supporters for all of their contributions towards Empower Play Inc.!