At the Center For Healing and Justice Through Sport, we believe that underneath the fun and camaraderie, sport can be used as a vehicle to provide creative and accessible solutions to some of society's biggest issues — and there’s research to prove it.
The Center for Healing and Justice through Sport (CHJS) is a national nonprofit organization working to ensure that more young people have access to sport experiences that are youth-centered, healing-centered, inclusive, and work to address issues of systemic injustice.
Our mission is to make sport healing for all youth, everywhere, through training, consulting, and movement building.
We believe that healing is a right for all. And through the wide appeal and accessibility of sport, we’ve found it is the ideal environment for healing-centered and justice-oriented philosophies. This work changes the lives of not only participating athletes, but their families, their communities, and the world at large.
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Our work is backed by neuroscience research showing that sport—the activity that has brought humans entertainment and joy for thousands of years— has both a physiological and psychological healing effect. CHJS brings trauma-informed coaching to youth through our accessible programs and services. By bringing together the knowledge and influence of sports experts, psychologists, scientists, and strategists, CHJS equips coaches with simple, practical skills and knowledge about the brain which are proven to have a therapeutic impact on athletes, students, and participants.
Through our dynamic partnership with The Neurosequential Network and NM- Sport, known for their field leading model in education, our innovative programs and initiatives are integrating sport into the healthy therapeutic web of children youth and families to help individuals and programs who believe in a new vision for sport, one centered around healing and justice.
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Got 20 minutes? Are you still not sure about the latest CHJS opportunity? Did you miss the recent COVID Relief Training Program Webinar? Not to worry, we have the recording here for you! Here’s your last chance to learn more about our joint initiative with Laureus…Read More
Nike is teaming up with CHJS to introduce healing-centered sport and the coaching techniques that bring it to life in engaging and informative sessions. Learn more in a 60–minute workshop or build upon the foundation you have in a more in-depth 90-minute coach training sessions. Now is your…Read More
As we close out The Center For Healing & Justice Launch week, we will host our final event, a virtual pep rally, to celebrate those at the front line of youth sports while validating their experiences through the last 18 months of one traumatic experience after another.Read More
Announcing A Kids Book About Trauma By Megan Bartlett, while introducing parents and guardians to the healing power of sport before their young people go back to school with three fearless olympic athletes- and parents Angela Hucles, Blake Leeper and Angela Ruggiero. Day 3 of launch week will be…Read More
Announcing The Center For Healing and Justice Through Sport COVID relief training program in partnership with Laureus USA, alongside the Jr. NBA. On the second day of launch week, we will host an interactive session with our partner, Laureus USA to announce a special opportunity…Read More