WHO WE ARE

Doc Wayne is an award-winning non-profit leading the field of sport-based therapy and catalyzing a mental health movement. We provide training, tools, and services that address emotional, behavioral, traumatic, racial, gender, and cultural-based barriers by providing equitable access to better mental health for all. Our clinician-led curricula put sport into practice, strengthening social-emotional skills in young learners to build healthier, more resilient global communities.

OUR MISSION

To provide access to brighter futures for youth around the world and strengthen the field of mental health by using revolutionary sport-based therapy and clinical initiatives.

OUR VISION

To level the playing field of mental health globally by harnessing the power of sport-based therapy.

RECENT PROGRAM DATA

Doc Wayne constitutes success by measuring positive changes such as youth beginning to use healthier coping skills, feeling confident to engage in sport and movement, and becoming leaders in their school or community. During the 2021-22 school year, Doc Wayne students self-reported positive change in many key life skills. The tool we use is the Holistic Student Assesment (HSA.)
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HSA measures Social-Emotional Development linked to academic performance, long-term health outcomes, mental health & resilience. The HSA is a self-report survey from students in Doc Wayne. Percentage total includes positive change and students who reported no change.

GLOBAL PARTNERS

We work around the world with institutions, organizations, and individuals. FEBA, the Far East Basketball Association, has been a Doc Wayne partner since 2020. In the summer of 2022, our team had the chance to visit this great organization and see Champions Network™ training in action. 
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OUR VALUES

Doc Wayne is a mission-driven organization. From our clinicians and interns to our administrators, board members, and executive team, every team member believes that our work changes lives. Thus, at the heart of everything we do is a set of core values.

OUR HISTORY

Doc Wayne Youth Services was founded in 2002 by Susan Wayne in memory of her brother, Eli (Doc) Wayne. Eli was a pediatric physician as well as a tremendous supporter of using sport as a medium for positive youth development. He committed his time to students in the community by volunteering for and coaching youth sports. Susan is the former President of Justice Resource Institute (JRI), and she created Doc Wayne as a program of JRI in memory of her brother’s belief in the power of sport. In 2010, Doc Wayne became an independent 501(c)(3), and David Cohen became the first Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Today, our programs are reaching hundreds of young people each week.
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