Who We Are

Our Mission

The Chris Canty Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the total development of youth in our communities. Our goal is to utilize the platform of sports to affect positive change in the lives of children through mentoring, educational programs, health and fitness activities thus promoting health and well being. We seek to inspire our youth to be in service to our communities and our communities to be in service to our youth by providing support to these initiatives. fbq('track', 'ViewContent');

Our Core Values

The Chris Canty Foundation is able to successfully empower youth by positively emphasizing the importance of adhering to a strict set of core values.

HOPE - One of our most important goals is to inspire youth to achieve greatness by fueling their desires for positive life outcomes. The programs and initiatives we implement are structured to empower children to practice optimism so they can realize their true potential.

SERVICE - The Chris Canty Foundation encourages youth to aspire to be future role models by engaging them in activities that highlight community service. By integrating the importance of giving back to their communities in our efforts, we motivate youth to become future ambassadors who are advocates for positive actions that benefit the public or its institutions. fbq('track', 'ViewContent');

RESPECT - In order to become true champions in life, youth must develop a sense of the worth or excellence of a person. By challenging them to practice good behavior that results in establishing high self-esteem, youth become more successful in achieving their goals.

JUSTICE - We believe in implementing initiatives that inspire and empower all youth to be successful regardless of their background, race, religion or economic position. Understanding that champions are bred under varied circumstances, our goal is to set expectations centered around a concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, and/or equity.

COMPASSION - All of our efforts at the Chris Canty Foundation begin with a sympathetic consciousness of the needs of our community together with a desire to overcome those needs. We encourage youth to develop a compassionate spirit by exposing them to compelling projects and initiatives that service others so they experience the personal joys of giving back.

Operating Commitments

The Chris Canty Foundation's commitment to enhancing the development of youth is at the core of our culture. It is evident in how we conduct an ethical, transparent business and in how we interact with our network of residents, community partners, board, sponsors, volunteers, investors, partners and each other.

We are ethical: We maintain high ethical standards in the conduct of business.

We are accountable: We are accountable for the quality of our job performance, the responsible stewardship of the resources entrusted to us and for exemplifying our core values of respect, justice and mercy.

We are advocates: We advocate on behalf of the economically poor and support programs, policies and like-minded groups that create opportunities for them to create positive change in their lives.

We are diverse: We create an environment that supports and encourages diversity throughout the extended Chris Canty Foundation community.

We are collaborative: We work collaboratively, seeking the input of those who are affected by our work, internally and externally, and partner with like-minded groups to achieve our mission.

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