Tyler Steinhardt

Tyler at the HOPEFUL school in the summer of 2011.

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you’ve always imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau


Tyler Steinhardt became involved with Fields of Growth in the fall of 2010 while he was a Junior at the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland. Tyler sold t-shirts and raised awareness in support of the organization, before eventually travelling to Uganda in the summer of 2011. Falling in love with the pure joy and spirit of the country, Tyler’s passion was recognized, and he was named Ugandan Coach of the Year after leading an upstart Oneonta squad to the national championship game.

Steinhardt’s strengths lie in his ability to mobilize and inspire those around him to work for the advancement of

In the spring of 2012 Steinhardt successfully orchestrated a 24 hour lacrosse game – The Shootout for Soldiers, pulling in over $100,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

the common good. Tyler is heavily involved in the launch of a young ambassadors initiative, in which Fields of Growth aims to harness the passion, interest and enthusiasm of progressive, likeminded high school and college students.  He is overseeing the formation of both the HOPEFUL Dreams program as well as the launch of the Dream2014 campaign, an effort that aims to make history in bringing the Uganda men’s national team to Denver, CO for the 2014 FIL World Championships.

Steinhardt is a deep believer in the power of sports to enact positive social impact, and is the Founder of the Shootout for Soldiers, an annual 24 hour lacrosse game benefiting wounded American soldiers. Tyler hopes to get more involved in using sports as a common platform for human, economic, and social development around the world.

Steinhardt is a native of Baltimore, MD and is currently pursuing a degree in International Development at American University.  He lives year round in Washington, DC, and is always up for talking about Fields of Growth with any interested volunteers or supporters.