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Stephens always finds time to spend with the kids who take part in the programs offered by the Sloane Stephens Foundation, which provides educational and fitness opportunities, including a tennis program, to underserved youth throughout Broward County and Compton, California. The organization recently partnered with SAP for support to help take its tennis program to the next...

We are thrilled to announce our strategic partnership with SAP, a longtime partner of the WTA. SAP shares our core values of education, health, and equality and supports our vision of creating greater education and lifestyle opportunities for underserved communities.  With their support, we will formalize our South Florida pilot program and ramp up our in-person...

We are honored that Good Morning America recognized SSF Executive Director, Dr. Sybil Smith, Ed.D. as part of its first ever GMA inspiration list. GMA and ABC News asked influential Black leaders, including Sloane, to nominate fellow Black Americans for the first ever GMA Inspiration List. In GMA's words, these nominees are "hidden figures doing...

Sloane spoke with Finish Line about the Sloane Stephens Foundation, why voting is important and her favorite Nike looks right now.  Thank you to Finish Line Community Voices for their incredibly generous $20,000 donation to SSF! Check out the link below to listen!...

Sloane spoke with Spotify about being back on tour during a global pandemic and how the Sloane Stephens Foundation has adapted and risen to the challenge presented by Covid-19.  Check out the link below to listen!...

Today, Sloane announced her relationship with Contec, Inc., a global manufacturer of critical cleaning and contamination control products, as part of its "Heroes for Zero" campaign. As part of the partnership, Contec will help educate our students on the importance of good hygiene and provide products to help keep our community healthy. Per Sloane, "I'm grateful to...

We are so thrilled to share that 3,193 aces were hit during the 2020 US Open! For each ace hit this year, Mercedes-Benz USA generously donated $50 to the USTA Foundation's Rally to Rebuild campaign. Those aces equate to $159,650 to support youth tennis. The Sloane Stephens Foundation is so thankful to be one of...

Sloane Stephens spoke to Shape about what keeps her happy and healthy during her time on the tour. Ms. Stephens highlighted her work at SSF as something that fuels her during her grueling schedule. She noted how she feels a number of important life lessons can be learned through tennis and emphasized just how rewarding...

We are thrilled that Mercedes-Benz USA has chosen the Sloane Stephens Foundation as one of three recipients of its "Ace the US Open" campaign. For every ace hit at the Open, Mercedes-Benz will donate $50 to the United States Tennis Association's "Rally to Rebuild" initiative.  The final donation will be equally distributed to three National Junior...

SSF offers a year-round program for youth throughout CUSD. Students are assigned a dedicated mentor to help them navigate professionalism, college readiness, career and workforce preparation and life after high school. Students are empowered to develop their leadership skills and to gain real-life experiences through interactions with community leaders from business, government, and civic organizations....

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SSF pivoted our normal Love, Love Compton summer camp to an entirely virtual summer camp and reading lab this year. For 8 weeks, our camp ran Monday-Thursday from 8:30-12:30, providing our students with a positive routine and the opportunity to exercise during this difficult period of time. Daily programming included: - Guest...

Sloane partnered with Amazon to take part in Amazon’s all day "Active All Summer" live health and wellness event in support of UNICEF USA. Along with 2x Olympic medalist and gymnast Laurie Hernandez and pro golfer Danielle Kang, Sloane participated in a series of backyard games while raising money for Unicef and introducing viewers to...

SSF is thrilled to welcome our inaugural class of 3 Tennis for America VISTA Fellows, Gianna Insogna, Ivan Derrick, and Natalia Muñoz, who will be working with us over the next year. TFA is a first-of-its-kind national service program that allows varsity college tennis athletes to give back to communities through tennis, capacity-building, and mentorship....

We were so thrilled to partner with Colgate on a dental hygiene giveaway of 1,800 products at Rosecrans Elementary School last week. Minion toothbrushes were a massive hit! We also loved seeing our friends at the LA84 Foundation provide a play equipment giveaway at the booth next door - we were proud to introduce them...

In response to the heightened food insecurity faced by our Love, Love Compton families due to the Covid-19 pandemic, SSF teamed up with Fresh n’ Lean to deliver free, healthy meals to families in our Love, Love Compton program.  With their help, we have delivered 405 healthy meals to families at 3 contactless pickup sites....

What a fantastic summer spent on the tennis court! More than 75 students enjoyed six weeks of tennis and learning at Centennial High School....

The Sloane Stephens Foundation and the USTA hosted a Net Generation Day for more than 400 children on Thursday, April 12, at Centennial High School in Compton, CA....

We partnered with Compton Unified School District and brought after-school tennis programs to Indian Wells....

We partnered with Compton Unified School District and brought after-school tennis programs to Indian Wells....

Love, Love Compton takes tennis into schools with rackets, tennis balls, and portable nets....

Love, Love Summer camp 2019 was incredible! Our students made friends, developed brand new skills and had a blast!...

Tennis star Sloane Stephens is part of ESPN’s new public service campaign, Don’t Retire, Kid, created in partnership with the Aspen Institute’s Project Play. The 2017 US Open champion taped a public service announcement for the initiative, which is aimed at reversing a national trend of diminishing participation in youth sports....

Sloane Stephens visits her hometown to surprise one lucky student with a back-to-school shopping spree! ...