MetroLacrosse is an innovative non-profit organization that provides year-round sports-based youth development programs for more than 700 youth and teens in Boston's historically underserved urban communities. MetroLacrosse's mission is to address the social and economic disparities that exist in urban settings by inspiring personal, educational and athletic success among urban youth and teens. Through its character education curriculum, MetroLacrosse combines the sport of lacrosse with the seven core values and skills of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (Responsibility, Effort, Sportsmanship, Participation, Enthusiasm, Communication, and Teamwork). In all, MetroLacrosse aims to teach participants lessons that are transferable and applicable to their daily lives.