Who We Are

What makes us unique?

We athletically Train, Educate and Mentor youth and young adults! The focus is their physical and mental health providing them with elite athletic/ fitness training from licensed and certified professionals. Our post secondary education service allows us guide students into their collegiate journey.

We support youth & young adults with the following services; PIF L.A Technical Training, Power Up Youth Fitness Clinic and College Max. This includes fitness, basketball, and track & field with soccer training coming soon. We provide them with; sporting equipment nutritional food, access to local youth sports leagues and our some college financial education services all for free! Each location will have tutoring and homework support in partnership with I’m A Movement Not A Monument. Youth will have their educational, mental and physical health needs met in each session.

How we meet our Team Goals?

We focus on keeping parents and guardians engaged as we take this developmental journey with their youth. Parents can join our free College Max financial aid program to partake in a step by step information course on how to apply and secure updated grants and scholarships for youth.

PIF L.A offer adults 18 and over volunteer opportunities with the SO-Fi stadium events and our local community partners, giving them exposure to our network and more ways to develop in their own careers. It is important to us to continue to use our service of sports, education, life skills and mental/physical health development, to support families while keeping their youth active!

Cach L.A

Founder. La Tijera A.

She's a current USA Level 1 Paralympic Coach and leads the athletics department for PIF Foundation. Her love of the game of basketball and sports was ever present since she was in middle school. Which lead her to be a standout player on her high school varsity basketball team at Culver City and collegiate track and field team at the University Of Nevada, Reno. Pass It Forward is not only an organization she's created but a lifestyle she influences others to live. "May we all continue to Pass It Forward to our future leaders" -Coach L.A

VP: Edwin V.

Vice President. Edwin V.

Embodies the core competencies and values of the PIF Foundation at all times and positively promotes the Foundation’s culture closely. Contributes to growing our nonprofit partnership network. Works with the President and the senior leadership of the PIF Foundation in creating the overall strategy and mission.

Secretary: Cortney K.

Treasurer. Cortney K.

PIF Foundation Signing Officer and custodian of records. Responsible for ensuring that accurate and sufficient documentation exists to meet legal requirements for PIF Foundation to operate effectively.

Health & Wellness Director. Ariyon T

Since 2012, Ariyon has been serving the fitness industry as a personal trainer. He holds five national Academy of Sports Medicine certifcations. Coach Ariyon specializes in weight loss, injury prevention, performance enhancement and nutrition with an emphasis in youth fitness. Bringing forth an aspect of mental conditioning as well, Ariyon aims to teach youth the importance, not only for their physical well-being but, of their mental health.

Director of Education. Miguel G.

Leads and creates programming for PIF L.A Education department. Miguel has been involved in the PIF program since 2017. As a parent of two student-athlete he was inspired to create PIF post secondary education service. He believes in the values of sports and education as they support with discipline and teamwork. Miguel continues to positively influence PIF students and athletes promoting education beyond high school.

Volunteer Coordinator. Shawn W.

Shawn has 20 years of managerial experience. He currently manages volunteers for community events, concerts, NFL, Nascar and NBA volunteer opportunities. Delegates task between volunteer leads and supporters. Curates volunteer opportunities for outside organizations and companies who seek opportunities for employees and staff.

KNX hero inspires kids to be great through sports

LOS ANGELES (KNX) - A coach from Inglewood is inspiring kids to be great! She is our KNX Hero of the Week, and her passion to help others has taken her all the way to the Tokyo Paralympic Games!

Darlene Tolbert is an HR professional and Administrative expert with over 15 years of experience overseeing human resources functions and facilities management. She has worked in various industries throughout her career including: entertainment, healthcare, banking, and legal services.

She is currently an HR/Office Manager for an established law firm, with a background in Organizational Management from the University of La Verne. Darlene continues to make an impact on Pass It Forward establishing lasting partnerships with other organizations.

Jeffery Wallace is a Human Resources Executive with over 35 years of experience in various Media industry corporations, Government, union and non-profit environments. As President of Wallace Consultants Associates and Vice President of TTG Consultants (Los Angeles), Mr.

Wallace specializes in Executive Search and Job Readiness. Jeffery serves as Pass It Forward’s Board liaison. His Community roles include serving as 1st Vice President of the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP; National BOD of the Volunteers of America; Outstanding Community Service Key to the City Award, Walnut, Ca.; 4 Appointments to the County of Los Angeles’ Civil Grand Jury oversight Board, including serving as Foreperson Pro Tem.


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