Lead, Learn, Connect… Thrive

Project Blue aspires to create hope and opportunity for kids through after school programming that rebuilds trust between communities and law enforcement by holistically developing kids ages 6-18. Project Blue affiliate programs ruthlessly adhere to the consistent implementation of our five pillars including “Academics, Life Skills, Health & Wellness, Service, and Support & Safety.” while delivering measurable impact. Project Blue reaches multiple audiences and ultimately changes the narrative of law enforcement and resource-challenged kids and communities, and the relationship between them, thereby regenerating the original healthy spirit of the social contract. Come and play with us!

Watt’s Rams are Now TV stars!

Check out this awesome clip of our very own Watts Rams being featured on TV commercials during live NFL games. These young men and women continue to work hard on and off the field as they strive every day to be better versions of themselves.

Our Programs

The North East Lincoln Tigers Youth Football program is a powerful lifeline for gang prevention for young athletes in the Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights, and El Sereno neighborhoods of Los Angeles. This after-school community football program teaches 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls the discipline of sports and teamwork, while helping them gain confidence, inner strength and leadership skills to overcome challenges in life. Learn More
Marching Beauties was founded by Trayonna Rankins in 2011 to empower girls to identify their self-worth, build their self-confidence, and exude their self-power through learning how to love oneself first. Learn More
iPlay, iLead Academy is a year-round youth basketball program that builds resilience through sports and positive youth development. Led by dedicated volunteer coaches and sponsored by LA Lakers great Kurt Rambis, kids aged 4-17 learn fundamental basketball skills while building character through the program’s pillars: resilience, teamwork, leadership, respect, responsibility, attitude and confidence. Learn More
The Watts Rams youth football program focuses on strong moral character, positive values, personal responsibility and a commitment to academics as their principles. The program inspires student-athletes to strive to become positive leaders not only in football in Watts, but in life more broadly, wherever it takes them. Learn More
Nick's Kids is a youth soccer program that redefines what childhood means for kids in Nickerson Gardens. Nick's Kids believes that every child should experience childhood through the lens of positivity: surround oneself with positive role models and a positive environment to ensure a positive future. Learn More
10K With a Cop empowers at-risk youth to set goals, focus on health and wellness, and forge positive relationships with local law enforcement. Through weekly training sessions, police officer-coaches embed the importance of self-discipline and overall well-being through physical activity with the ultimate goal to complete a 10K run, while building confidence and character that stays with kids both on and off the track. Learn More
Meet Cordell & Kenny

Cordell and LAPD Lieutenant Ken Busiere met during a community event in Nickerson Gardens, and they became fast friends. “He’s like a mentor, a father, and a friend,” said Cordell of Kenny. The two text each other frequently, and Kenny is known to drop by Cordell’s home to deliver his favorite meal: lemon pepper chicken from Wing Stop.

Kenny Says: He’s a self starter, and he put up with a lot of opposition befriending a police officer but that didn’t dampen his spirit.

Cordell Says: Getting to know him he’s a very very good person and he doesn’t give up on people; I don’t think would ever give up on me.