Sportse is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
We specialize in youth development services.
We offer after-school programs, summer camps and sports.
Sportse started as an idea to add more opportunities and positive things for children in the Ferguson, Mo. The program began as an after-school program to help the female students who displayed a lot of negativity towards other females, a lack of respect for adults and a lack of self-respect. The program was designed to help improve students self-esteem while improving their academics.
As students participated in the program, teachers began to see improve in the girls participation in classroom discussions, girls were finding trusted adults to mediate their conflicts, and they were being more respectable in the way they presented themselves throughout the school.
As the program began to have a positive effect on the students and the teachers, several parents suggested that the girls should be able to participate in this type of program throughout the summer. The idea of having a self-esteem empowerment camp started.
As an all girls summer camp program we discussed self-esteem, self-respect, self-confidence, self-worth and self-awareness. The girls participated in activities like water challenges, talent shows, panel discussions, swimming, college tours, kite flying, making tote bags and more. We also discussed character education, social media, legacy, responsibility, community service, cyberbullying, relationships/friendship and girl drama.
“A happy and healthy adult comes from a well seeded child. Let's plants some good seeds.”
— Summer bradley, FOUNDER
Summer extended the program to a private school and an elementary school. There she continued to plant seeds of beauty and self-confidence in the young ladies she encountered.
She continued to stress the importance of self-esteem and academics. She connected with other positive program for the youth and is currently working on the second year of the all girls summer camp and several other programs that promote self-esteem and academics.
Our mission is to provide a safe learning haven that empowers our youth to reach their educational, social, emotional and personal best while improving their self-esteem, self-respect, self-confidence, self-worth and self-awareness.
of families surveyed are satisfied with the services given.
of our parents have participated in some aspect of the program.
of the girls would like to continue in the program after the 8 weeks.
With more than one-hundred and twenty members and counting, Sportse has seen a significant improvement in both mental and emotional health in the students participating in the program. Our children are doing better in school, reporting higher grades, and improving themselves daily.
Our vision is to encourage young leaders to believe that they are well equipped with the needed tools to know and believe in themselves.
Supporting Positive Opportunities Raising Their Self-esteem's goal is to be the premier girls program in the state of Missouri that improves girls self-esteem, self-respect, self-confidence, self-worth and self-awareness.