GOALS was originally founded by the Walt Disney Company in 1994. The mission of the vastly expanded not for profit organization has remained the same. Within each of the main focus areas of our programs GOALS has diverse operating programs that offer exciting opportunities for youth ages 6 – 19 years of age. GOALS has a host of interrelated operating programs which fall under the 3 fundamental themes of youth development in athletics, learning enrichment, and community service to help others. Some of these operate year ’round, others seasonally. All have a common denominator of being offered free of charge to youth ages 6 to 19 in specifically targeted communities. GOALS works closely with local governments, school districts, and other community entities in tailoring program services to specific needs and opportunities in given areas.