Coaching for Change helps at-risk high school students stay in school, graduate on time and pursue a meaningful post-secondary program. C4C teaches young people to become leaders by coaching after school youth sports programs, organizing school-wide athletics tournaments, and running youth sports clinics.  C4C’s primary program, the Coach Leadership Academy (CLA), is a coaching apprenticeship program where high school students learn organizational and study skills from local college students.  The high school students are then able to apply these skills and build their self-confidence by coaching and tutoring at their local elementary or middle schools.  High school students participate in a 10-15 week program for two hours per day, four days a week after school, each semester.  C4C is in the early stages of developing its model and programs with pilots currently running in the cities of Brockton and New Bedford.

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