ABOUT ALL DORCHESTER SPORTS & LEADERSHIP

Dear Friends,
 
At ADSL, we are committed to providing the youth of Dorchester with resources to be healthy, active members of the community. We strive to provide the support that will allow children to grow into happy, successful adults, and to accommodate the evolving needs of this unique and wonderful community. We invite and encourage you to participate in this mission. Please take the time to learn more about us and get involved at ADSL! 

 

Sincerely,

​      Candice Gartley 

​      Executive Director 

Our Mission 

To provide quality programming for youth participants with the goal of fostering self-esteem and leadership skills through athletic and academic achievement. We believe that the services we offer to the youth and families of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan are instrumental in creating a well-rounded, happy community of individuals.

Our Goals 

For All Dorchester Sports & Leadership’s programming to successfully address community needs. ADSL’s focus on sports, regular physical activity, nutrition and academic success encourages healthy habits and choices for our participants and their families. Additionally, we provide at-risk youth with an alternative to gangs and other risky behaviors where they can excel in sports, build self esteem, develop leadership skills, and engage with positive role models and mentors. Today, 35% of the population in Dorchester lives below the poverty line and several Dorchester neighborhoods are considered to be gang “hotspots” by the Boston Police. We hope to turn this trend around encouraging positive choices during free time.