Talento FS Grants' mission is to offer underprivileged New Mexico children equal opportunities to train and grow within the Figure Skating sport toward a future as competitors and coaches.
We provide elite Figure Skating training toward a future as competitors.
We welcome any background, ethnicity, citizenship and gender.
We value everyone’s unique differences, styles and personalities.
We actively support diversity, equality and inclusion.
We raise children within the sport from the first steps into a future as coaches.
We create a social and motivating environment to grow in.
We offer same learning, training and coaching opportunities.
BENEFITS OF TALENTO TEAM-TRAINING
Talento Team-Training makes possible to coach at the same time 10 skaters at the cost of 2.
We invest in talent
FAMILY INCOMES OF ICE-SKATING PARTICIPANTS IN USA
Only 2 ice-skaters out of 10 come from low income families earning under $50k per year.
About 60% of Americans cannot afford to sustain an elite Figure Skating training over the years.
Almost 80% of the ice-skating population comes from the upper and middle class,
half of which earns $100k per year or more.
UPPER & MIDDLE CLASS
References: Sport & Fitness Industry Association "2019 Ice-skating report"
DIVERSITY AND PARTICIPATION TREND IN ICE-SKATING AMONG US
Among the population of ice-skating fans 70% is Caucasian, 11% is Asian,
3% is Hispanic, 2% is African American and 1% is Native American.
Children with disabilities are 4.5 times less active than other youth.
Between the 2014 and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games,
the ice-skating participation trend in USA has decreased by 12%.
References: Sport & Fitness Industry Association "2019 Ice-skating report" - Aspen Institute "Project Play Survey" - US Figure Skating "2020-21 USFS Facts Sheet"
We value diversity
SPORT FACTS AMONG YOUTH IN NEW MEXICO AND USA
Low income children begin sports around age 8 and are six times more likely to quit by age 11.
Entering into elite competitive Single Figure Skating is more likely to be accomplished when children
begin ice-skating at early ages due to the complexity and technicality of the discipline.
In New Mexico, more than half of the youth between ages 6-17 does not play any sport.
Half of the annual sport injuries in children under age 14 are considered preventable by the CDC.
One of the main reasons why low income children quit sport is due to family time constraints.
References: Aspen Institute "Project Play Survey"