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.

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Joy of the People Ethics

Making a Difference in Youth Development

Our Values

  • Autonomous Creativity

  • Diversity

  • Joy

  • Self-respect & Respect

  • Inclusiveness

Our Principles

  • Accountability

  • Fairness

  • Sportsmanship

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Our Vision

JOTP's vision is to expand our presence beyond Minnesota borders to bring our inclusive, and innovative FreePlay method to the entire world.

About Us

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.