LiFEsports Receives 2018 OSu Distinguished Community Engagement Award, May 2nd

The Ohio State’s University Engagement Awards honor faculty, staff, student and community partners for outstanding achievement in meaningful partnerships. Thank you to all our community and university partners for continuing to support and positively impact our over 600 youth!

Staff Update 2017-2018

Looking forward to meeting our new staff member? Check out his bio below!

Stephen completed his Bachelor’s at Bowling Green State University in Science Education and then completed a Master’s in Higher Education at the University of Toledo.  Stephen most recently worked for the Center for Higher Education Enterprise here at OSU where he worked to create a program that promoted healthy children and families by helping to educate, empower, and employ clinically referred, juvenile justice involved African American adolescent males in diverse communities throughout Franklin County.  Additionally, he also has experience at the Office of Recreational Services at the University of Toledo where he helped administer a summer camp program for youth ages 5-12.

LiFEsports Hosts next YLA Session Saturday, January 20th

Looking forward to our session? Check the calendar for full list of sessions!

LiFEsports Hosts next clinic Saturday, January 13th

Looking forward to the clinic? Check the calendar for full list of clinics!


Interested in all of the fun we had at camp this summer? Click here for our most recent newsletters and here for photos from the summer.



ANNUAL Review 2016-2017

December, 6th 2017

Check out the LiFEsports Annual Review from 2016-17 here!


Connect & Collaborate grant

October 10th, 2016

The Connect & Collaborate grant was awarded to LiFEsports . These grants are dedicated to improving the planning, implementation, and sustainability of campus and community partnerships. LiFEsports will use this funding to be accessed for the YLA and ensure long-term sustainability of the Initiative.

As a result of this planning grant, LiFEsports is currently in discussion with OSU Extension related to long-term co-funding of administrative staff for the LiFEsports Initiative.  Additionally, LiFEsports wrote and received a Community Connectors Grant from the Ohio Department of Education for over $94,000 to support the YLA in 2017-18.

Our sponsors: