Sport is drastically underutilized as an intentional strategy to support healing, build resilience, and address issues of systemic injustice. The Center for Healing and Justice through Sport (CHJS) was created to do just that.
Sport is uniquely situated to help kids heal and thrive.
In order to see the power of sport in action, we must redesign the delivery of all youth sports, everywhere, using the knowledge and research from experts to maximize its inherent developmental and healing qualities.
A healing sports system only works when there is a just society around it.
We must work inside and outside the sports system to change societal conditions that prevent kids, families, and communities from accessing and participating in high-quality, healing sports.
Sport has the ability to help young people heal from trauma and build resilience.
Through the power of neuroscience and the inherent nature of sport, we can change people’s relationship to their trauma and contribute to a healthier and more just society.
Building individual resilience to stress in athletes cannot be successful without also truly addressing systemic racism, inequity, and miscarriages of justice.
The work starts with us.
Relationships matter—in sports and in life—so we work with people who are innovating in this space and doing the work every day!
Laurie Hernandez, Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast – Team USA Megan Bartlett, Founder – WeCoach Jorge Casimiro, President, NIKE Foundation; Chief Social & Community Impact Officer – NIKE Social Innovation Summit 2019 | Los Angeles | June 4th, 2019Read More
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