In 1993, the National Football League (NFL) developed the Youth Education Town (YET). These 'towns' are youth centers concentrated in Super Bowl cities, bestowing a legacy from the game that remains long after the fans depart. The NFL/YET initiative began after Los Angeles civil disturbances prior to Super Bowl XXVII. The disturbances revealed the growing need for the business sector to expand its corporate community involvement and corporate citizenship initiatives in economically distressed communities. The NFL expanded its involvement by seeking ways to positively impact the nation's communities using the Super Bowl as a galvanizing event. The league wanted to use sports as a means to foster community development. The NFL/YET Center of Los Angeles was developed. Since that time the NFL challenges each Super Bowl host city to create a center in underdeveloped communities that need support with their restoration initiatives. Today there are eight NFL/YET Centers in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, New Orleans, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa and Atlanta. The NFL/YET Center located here in Atlanta is managed and governed by Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta.