First and Goal, Inc. is a non-profit, 501c(3) organization, whose mission is to provide the necessary tools, support, and resources for youth that will enrich, equip and empower them to be effective members of society. Established In 1999 by former National Football League (NFL) players, Tyrone Smith and Darnell Walker of the San Francisco 49ers, the purpose of First and Goal, Inc. is to provide a unique service in which youth will obtain resources to enhance academic, social and moral development.
It is the goal of First and Goal, Inc. to create an atmosphere that promotes educational challenges, moral development, and proactive social behavior among youth, as well as the adults that serve them. It is through the organization’s slogan “A Game Plan for Life” that youth are encouraged to be active participants in achieving their dreams.
Academic Failure, lack of positive role models, negative peer pressure, low self-esteem, poor social skills, youth violence, and a lack of leadership and coping skills are just a few of the issues that create obstacles for youth in reaching their potential and fulfilling their dreams. First and Goal, Inc. has effectively developed programs that attend to the sensitive issues facing today’s youth by implementing a consistent, personalized approach. In the world of athletics, it has often been said that, “It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.” This is the concept that is used in encouraging youth to develop their very own and unique - Game Plan for Life. First and Goal, Inc is fully committed and dedicated in its efforts to providing programs that make that slogan come to life in each one of its program participants. Read More