Christian Sports International (CSI) is a 501© (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1990 and it is headquartered in a suburban community north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The response to CSI’s Community Development Programs has been exciting as our staff, volunteers and speakers have touched the lives of over 610,000 children and families. CSI runs sports, educational and workforce development programs in the suburb, urban and rural communities both locally and around the world teaching children and at-risk children sports skills, life skills and healthy life styles through an innovative approach so they may have the chance to become the best of the best.
To change the hearts and lives of kids with the good news of Jesus Christ, impacting lives through sports and education programs both locally and throughout the world.
Many children today do not live with both parents in the home. Their environment is not supportive of a successful future. Many children’s education suffers because of the lack of stability in this fam¬ily. Healthy life styles do not exist among many children with obesity on the rise. The morals and values of life are long forgotten as these children try to survive in our fast paced world. Our values have eroded away as a people and our communities are breaking apart. For many children surviving means using abusive language towards others, arson, burglary, and aggravated assault, stealing, fighting, and making fun of others even murder. These children need intervention or they are headed for a life of disaster. The disrespect of our children toward adults and other children is on the rise. We have a problem and it’s a major crisis of the heart.
CSI recognizes the need for programs that demonstrate healthy life styles, character development, responsible conduct, societal achievement, and the value of personal achievement. Through play, competition and education we encourage young people to learn patience, practice teamwork, and develop social skills through our program.
Programs strive to enrich the lives of children by improving their skills while they learn to appreciate the value of helping and respecting others. What sets us apart from other programs are the moral, ethical and spiritual values children will hear and see from our staff at every program. It is our desire to impact the lives of children with our innovative style of teaching. The goal is to change lives for¬ever so they can have a future that’s filled with promise so they can conquer the challenges of life. By giving them a solid foundation these young men and women will grow into responsible citizens.
The year round program allows children to become involved in developing sports skills and helping with their education. Physical fitness training is a critical piece of their format this includes; height, weight, and body fat measuring along with a rigorous physical fitness program. All children are charted to measure progression.