Nicks Kids initiated mid 2016. It began with about four children kicking the soccer ball around within the Nickerson Gardens development, with the assurance of an LAPD officer. The initial goal was simple: ‘children living within Nickerson Gardens should be able to go out and have fun without fear of something happening to them. Parents wouldn’t fear their children getting into trouble or something negative happening to them while they enjoyed the benefits of being children within a dangerous community. It didn’t take long for more and more children to join us; thus, applications were made, but most importantly our name was created; Nicks Kids.

What started with four to five ‘regular’ children, converted into a group of twenty- eight participants. Within less than a year we have been able to impact each and every one of their lives, we have taken them onto various trips; helped many get to know places they have never seen or never been to. Most importantly, ensured they look beyond their current status and strive for a better future. 

  • Soccer is a very small part of who we are, our main focus is to ensure children strive for a higher education. However, when playing soccer, our participants know that competition is not essential, we are a TEAM. Together we are a family!