Yards for Success brings together law enforcement officers, firefighters, and inner-city youth for six-weeks of transformational relationship building using flag football.  

One yard at a time, one touchdown at a time, and with each pull of a flag, law enforcement and firefighter mentors teach essential leadership and communication skills – repairing hostile relationships in the process. Yards for Success promotes the importance of these positive interactions through invaluable hours of play and exercise. 

At the conclusion, students will have engaged in multiple positive relationship with at least one law enforcement and/or firefighter mentor. Equally important, students will have learned and experienced positive leadership and communicating, as well as other valuable life skills. Yards for Success will produce youth with improved self-esteem and respect for others that helps create safer communities.