It was a great pleasure last week to speak with Seren Fryatt, Founder & Executive Director of L.A.C.E.S. (Life & Change Experienced Thru Sports).
L.A.C.E.S. began its operation in 2007 in Liberia. L.A.C.E.S started their work in Liberia because of the undeniable void that remained in the wake of their 14 year coco war. During the 14-year conflict an estimated 15,000 children fought in this war and it deprived young people of the positive influence of role models such as parents and community leaders. The children in Liberia have been scarred by war and violence and face severe social challenges growing up in their broken and poverty-stricken communities. These children have been victims of social injustice for 14 years of their lives and L.A.C.E.S. provides them with an avenue for restoration.
L.A.C.E.S. is now impacting the lives of hundreds of children every day, providing them an opportunity to grow, develop and build their future potential! It’s amazing how, when so many people come together, the battles that seem overwhelming to fight are being overcome when you simply invest in the life of a child.
Seren was named one of the ” 50 Most Inspirational People in Sport” by Beyond Sport. She shares this honor with First Lady Michelle Obama, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, and 46 others who are pushing the boundaries to change lives through sports so it was a real honor Seren joined us at StepTribe to talk about the impact of sports.