Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
The focus of this Capstone Project is researching and learning about accessibility, availability, and affordability for low-income families to enroll their children in sports. This is an important issue for families and children because sports impact youth’s lives in a positive way. An argument is made that children at an early age have significant outcomes for general health and physical well-being. The primary stakeholder perspectives chosen were coaches, students, parents, and educators because they are all part of a child’s educational journey and childhood experiences. After interviewing administrators, teachers, and students three different action options were thoroughly discussed to enhance availability, accessibility, and affordability around sports. Volunteering as a coach or mentor to increase change is argued to be the most effective way to achieve the goals of children’s experiences in sports.
Sandoval Gallo, Nayeli, "What’s the Goal: Increasing Sports Opportunities for Youth from Low Socioeconomic Communities" (2023). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1551.