Strengthening Schools Through Sports!
Foundation for Interscholastic Youth Athletics or FIYA(pronounced FEYE yuh) was formed in August 2011 and is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. FIYA serves as a full service governing body for interscholastic youth sports on the elementary and middle school levels in Los Angeles County. FIYA has served over 200 schools across 40+ zip codes and is on the path to serving over 8,000 students in the coming year alone!
Check out our various sports offerings HERE.
The creation of FIYA fulfills a vision that elementary schools with a well-balanced athletic program will produce better educated youth for society. We're on a mission to offer ALL elementary and middle schools throughout Los Angeles with a multitude of sports to participate in and help our youth succeed both inside and outside the classroom. We believe that youth sports and education are strongly intertwined and that the young student athlete should be exposed to sports in a way that will have lifetime benefits. If structured correctly, our youth sports offer all participants life-long memories and invaluable lessons concerning values and virtues. With a surrounding sports community that emphasizes sportsmanship, positive competitive energy, celebrates diversity, and is made up of all types of school figures and administrators, FIYA's vision is to surround students with a supportive community and to empower our athletes to stay in school and achieve greatness in life.
Click here to learn more about our mission, visions, and values.
New schools continue to join our various sports leagues. Just with this school year, we have reached all-time highs in the number of teams playing in girls’ volleyball, flag football and basketball. For the Winter 2020 basketball season we have over 160 teams! Back in year one of FIYA, the number of basketball teams was in the twenties. We are on pace to serve over 150 schools and 8,000 student athletes in the coming year. Nearly half of our participating schools serve predominantly lower to moderate income families.
This holiday season, please consider giving back to FIYA so we can continue serving our school communities to the fullest. If we raise
This past year FIYA has worked to provide coaches with as many tools to be successful coaching their student athletes. We offer coaching clinics where we invite established, experienced coaches to speak to FIYA coaches; we have provided various instructional resources through our social media platforms and we have instituted a formal coaching certification program through National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). We anticipate a budget of $5,000 to cover the expenses in this area. Click here to see our campaign for our coaching program and donate today!
I am blessed to work with dedicated and knowledgeable individuals who share a passion for youth sports. The success of FIYA is tied to the real sacrifices the staff makes. Our goal is to turn the four current part-time positions – Operations, Communications, Special Projects and Development – into full time positions over the next 3 to 5 years. We need to double our current payroll budget of $135,000. Click here to see our campaign to support our FIYA team and services and donate today!
Every effort and contribution goes a long way, and we appreciate all of the support we can get! May your 2020 be a fantastically filled year of joyous moments and fond memories.
FIYA Executive Director
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