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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.


The big Ideas

FreePlay Design

The Why

The What

The How


Become a Powered By Joy Club

  • People first

  • Evidence-based

  • Informed best practice

  • Healthy community begets healthy development

  • Respect of others

  • Inclusiveness

  • Joy


Our Values


Our Vision

JOTP's vision is to grow our model-a safer, healthier, more imaginative, inclusive youth sports experience-and scale it to the world, creating better places for all kids to play.

Mission Statement

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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