Paving the way for change...



Daryl Roper is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton. He has been an educator and a coach for over 25 years. Coach Roper has won several CIF state championships and has been recognized as a CIF Southern Section 'Coach of the Year' multiple times. Currently, Coach Roper serves as the Basketball Director for the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation.

Our organization has spent a lot of time thinking about how to positively affect our children in a way that will give them the skill set they need to help carry them through life. ELEVATION believes that our commitment to helping the community and others like it is our responsibility and duty to do all we can to help raise the consciousness of everyone. We can change the world in which we live one child at a time.

"Daryl has been instrumental in the lives of hundreds of young men, building confidence, character and skill. He has instilled a work ethic in all of us that transcends basketball. He has helped create business owners, coaches, teachers, doctors, comedians, writers and lawyers."

– Anthony Locke