2022 Grants Challenge

Program Growth

Ready, Set, Gold! inspires the next generation through sport


What is the primary issue area that your application will impact?

K-12 STEAM Education

In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valley

South LA

West LA

South Bay

Antelope Valley

LAUSD (select only if you have a district-wide partnership or project)

In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?

Expand existing project, program, or initiative

What is your understanding of the issue that you are seeking to address?

We are committed to helping to build healthy communities that will thrive no matter where the community is located and regardless of ZIP code.

Describe the project, program, or initiative this grant will support to address the issue.

Even before the pandemic, in an increasingly digital world, today’s students face challenges relating to wellness, movement, community, and forming healthy habits. To combat the challenges of the pandemic, RSG! and its roster of Olympians/Paralympians inspire and help students reintegrate movement and physical activity into their lives. Whether the athletes are interacting with students in-person or communicating virtually, they are motivated to demonstrate and teach students the importance and benefits of physical and mental health. The RSG! curriculum, can be easily implemented in-person and online. As mentioned above, the curriculum includes physical activities and SEL topics like emotional awareness, goal setting, and decision making which are even more important as students emerge from isolation. Finally, of the in-person schools that RSG! serves, 84% are Title 1 and are comprised of students who are disproportionality impacted by health, wellness, and academic challenges. With this grant, the additional in-person schools that RSG! plans to serve will be all Title 1. Moreover, RSG! will invest more time and effort to communicate and share the virtual program with LAUSD Title 1 schools.

Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.

Our work will change Los Angeles County because we work with the next generation. It is our youth that we are meeting at school, during the day to create new opportunities and a lasting tool kit for them to reach for their goals that their zip code might be in. We do this through mentors that have achieved Olympic and Paralympic titles that come from the students very own community.

What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?

We measure our program success through a post program survey with the teachers. Additionally, throughout the year we host a series of focus groups with students and teachers.

Approximately how many people will be impacted by this project, program, or initiative?

Direct Impact: 40,000

Indirect Impact: 80,000