Football for Life was formed in 2017 in response to the epidemic of youth suicides on our Native American Reservations. Our philosophy centers on providing opportunities for youth to gain development assets needed to succeed in school and successfully transition to adulthood. In short, imparting tools that encourage strategies to succeed in LIFE! Realizing the positive impact of youth sports in our development we strive to insure Native youth have the same opportunities. Our programs emphasize team building, goal setting, accountability, hard work, facing challenges, and resilience. Football for Life is under the fiscal sponsorship of Walking Shield, Inc, a 501(c)3 non profit organization (tax-id 33-0209754).