About the A.C. Green Youth Foundation

A.C. Green Youth Foundation


The Foundation exists to prepare the next generation for leadership

To serve both youth and the communities in which they live by providing information about sexual abstinence and social issues that concern our young people and educating them to make responsible choices to prepare them for their future.

We believe that young people must develop morally, ethically, educationally, physically, and mentally to fulfill their dreams and goals in life. The underlying theme throughout is to accept each person for who they are, in an unconditional atmosphere of love and respect.

We must all join together in making our communities, cities, and countries a better place for all. We must educate and assist the youth to ensure a better future.

Our History

A.C. Green joins the NBA


With the 23rd overall pick in the draft, the Los Angeles Lakers select A.C. Green out of Oregon State University.

First Leadership Camp


Driven by his vision to help youth, A.C. Green held the first of approximately 200 camps four years before the official launch of the A.C. Green Youth Foundation.

A.C. Green wins his first NBA Championship


The Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Boston Celtics four games to two.

A.C. Green wins his second NBA Championship


The Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Detroit Pistons four games to three.

A.C. Green Youth Foundation is launched


Its goal is to help young people build self-esteem and character, and learn moral and ethical principles which will help them make responsible decisions.

A.C. Green wins his third NBA Championship


The Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Indiana Pacers four games to two.

A.C. Green retires


After 16 seasons, A.C. Green retires as the NBA “Iron Man,” having played in 1,192 straight games.  The streak began on November 19, 1986.

A.C. Green Youth Foundation celebrates 25 years


It has been 25 years since the A.C. Green Youth Foundation opened its doors.