Joy of the People's Mission
To support the idea of play as an important part of a child's development, to build small soccer spaces for kids to play, to serve disadvantaged youth, and to build community spirit.
Joy of the People Ethics
Making a Difference in Youth Development
Self-respect & Respect
JOTP's vision is to expand our presence beyond Minnesota borders to bring our inclusive, and innovative FreePlay method to the entire world.
Joy of the People is a 501 (c)(3) that promotes the idea of free play as a way to build healthy kids and communities. In 2017, JOTP provided more than 1,500 hours of safe, monitored free play soccer time at no cost to participants.