We serve at-risk kids in the community — those who might be lost in the system, come from difficult circumstances or be a youth with special needs.
The Playmakers Organization’s fundamental principles are centered around:
- Respect & Character
- Serving the Community
- Winning with Honor
We seek out these youth so we can help them find self-worth and respect for others and their community. We serve FUN! Young people need mentors to look up to and who can make a lasting impact our young Playmakers. During our camps, NFL mentors and High School Volunteers team together and participate side-by-side with the kids.
Jerome is a Playmaker
Jerome came to us a few years ago to attend our Sacramento Summer Camp. He had just experienced a major tragedy in his life and things were not going so well. Coach Roz worked very closely with Jerome’s guardians to ensure he felt safe when he was at camp. After a few weeks, a new boy began to emerge! Jerome was showing determination in the face of his challenges – which were many. Time after time, Jerome responded to our positive character coaching. Through empathy, inclusion and character coaching, we see many positive changes for Jerome and our other Playmakers — at home and at school.
We are proud to say Jerome was awarded the Molina Volunteer Award for his accomplishments and his goals of working with other Playmakers his age to make a difference for them like someone made a difference in his life.
This is what a Playmakers Camp is all about.