LBA Foundation

Published: November 30, 2017 | By: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | Category:

“LBA coaches help us believe in ourselves, set goals, and take the steps necessary to achieve them.”

– Roosevelt Middle School students

A Program Fund grant and multiple grants from competitive donor-advised funds have helped Leaders Believers Achievers (LBA) Foundation’s work in 2017. The LBA Foundation provides programming to inspire hope in youth. Their programming aids students in developing leadership skills, belief in themselves, and a commitment to achievement.

Andreas Williams, Maraja Gibson and Aerionna Thomas are all 8th graders at Roosevelt Middle School who credit the LBA Foundation with helping them grow as people and as athletes.

“I was interested because it could help me improve in my athletics, but also in other areas,” says Maraja Gibson. “The coaches focus on a lot more than sports. We get homework help, cooking classes, dance classes and help setting life goals.”

“This program taught me how to be a leader on and off the basketball court,” explains Andreas Williams. “I’ve matured a lot thanks to them, and I’ve learned to better control my attitude and anger.”

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