Programs

What the foundation offers

Love, Love Compton takes tennis into schools with rackets, tennis balls, and portable nets. We transform elementary school playgrounds and parking lots into a world of opportunity.

The goals of Love, Love Compton are to:

  1. Grow the sport of tennis in children ages 5-12 years old throughout Compton Unified School District
  2. Create afterschool safe haven space, educational and life-skill opportunities for elementary and middle school-students (3-5pm).
  3. Create NJTL competition teams for grades 3-8.

Continuous early exposure to the SAT/ACT helps students master the strategies needed to perform optimal on the test and in class. Early preparation is vital to our students. As they say in tennis, the process is a marathon, not a sprint. Giving students the opportunity to prepare for testing should be a process, started early and focused on gaining critical reading skills, improved writing abilities and expanded vocabulary, all tools that promote school success.

Our goal is to cultivate a college-focused environment for all participants with a curricula focused on gaining critical reading skills, improved writing abilities and expanded vocabulary, all tools that promote middle and high-school school success.

  • Provide information on community, two-year, and four-year colleges.
  • Promote the ideal that college is for everyone.
  • Create a four-year plan for each student.
  • Discuss college majors and jobs related to majors
  • College tours

STAR brings recess to life with structured tennis play and physical activity. We have partner with elementary schools throughout the school year to teach, model, and empower a sustainable tennis at recess program.

The STAR team spends two days each month at each school leading, modeling, and empowering teachers and students to create a fun, inclusive, structured recess for all students.

Join the fun with students throughout Compton as we spend the summer learning the game of tennis and exploring educational extras including field trips, community activities and academic enrichment to maintain skills throughout summer. Campers learn the sport of tennis, practice teamwork, collaboration, concentration and perseverance.

Soles4Souls is a non-profit social enterprise based in Nashville, TN that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Sloane Stephens has partnered with Soles4Souls to help fight poverty by donating a pair of gently worn shoes which will be recycled and redistributed to people in need throughout the U.S. and worldwide. The Volvo Car Open, Connecticut Open and Citi Open’s have worked with Sloane to collect shoes throughout the tournament grounds, in the player locker rooms and at the main entrance of the tournament for fans and players to donate.

“The connection between poverty and shoes is well documented,” said Buddy Teaster, president and CEO, Soles4Souls. “The World Bank estimates that approximately 400 million children worldwide live in pronounced poverty, and millions of these children don’t have access to adequate footwear. We are thrilled that so many got involved to help Soles4Souls “Wear Out Poverty”.

The shoes that collect in the back of our closets and forgotten in our basements add up and help make a positive difference for those in need.

Through sports and leadership activities, Special Olympics provides opportunities for young people of all abilities to be leaders in their schools and communities. These leadership activities help students with and without intellectual disabilities find their voices by teaching them to become change agents, striving for respect and inclusion. And sports helps everyone get fitter and healthier — together!