Denver City Lax works to create opportunities for inner-city youth in the Denver area.
 
 
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Denver City Lax is supported by individuals in the Colorado Lacrosse community that are passionate about both lacrosse and working with youth.

Two national organizations - the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and Up2Us - offer youth sports groups organization and coaching principles designed to help give all young athletes the opportunity to have a positive character building experience.

The Positive Coaching Alliance’s message is  “Transforming Youth Sports so Sports can Transform Youth.”  PCA's uses the "Double-Goal Coach" model to emphasize both competing hard and winning, in addition to recognizing sports can be a vehicle to help educate and prepare youth to be successful in life. 

Up2Us, a new national coalition of sports-based youth development programs, is a group of almost 400 programs working to “Bring Change Through Youth Sports.”  Up2Us asks youth programs to join them in their mission to leverage resources to engage millions of children in organized athletic programs that promote health, nutrition and fitness, as well as other youth development outcomes.

Interesting and more detailed information about both these programs is available at these links:

Positive Coaching Alliance:     http://www.positivecoach.org/

Up2Us:          http://www.up2us.org/