The S.E.L.F. Project - Sports Education Leadership Foundation - is a 501c(3) that provides opportunities for youth to be empowered through sports and service (local and global). Through these projects, participants see an increase in self-esteem and confidence, improved communication both oral and written, empathy and a new understanding that we are all more alike than different regardless of where you live in Los Angeles or in the world. Our participants are diverse ethnically and socio-economically and learn teamwork and leadership through our projects. S.E.L.F. uniquely seeks to team participants from different Los Angeles neighborhoods to travel and experience new, unfamiliar and often times uncomfortable situations together. They learn how to navigate these situations together which in turn serves them in life as they learn these valuable skills.