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Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities

by Metroball Youth Outreach
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities
Hooping To Make A Difference In Our Communities

Summary

Since 2000, the Annual Metroball New York Ave Classic has become a renowned FREE Summer Youth Streetball League highly anticipated each summer in the Washington DC metro area. Over 600 Youth from the surrounding neighborhoods in DC, MD, & VA through competitive basketball competition. This positive interaction has proven to reduce violence & deviant behavior among the youth living in the neighborhoods surrounding the New York Ave Playground & unite many youth of all ages in the region.

$10,000
total goal
$3,235
remaining
62
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

The target population for Metroball Youth Outreach are the At-Risk Youth primarily of DC, both boys & girls, between the ages of 7-18. It has been reported, the number of young children living in the city has increased by 23%, with the lowest median family incomes. It is critical that MYO continues to provide a safe environment with quality affordable programs. Without support, it would be particularly harmful for youth who rely on the consistency of our academic & basketball programs.

Solution

Through participation in Metroball programs, youth are exposed to life-long successes including: mentorship, educational enrichment, life skill development, & sports. Our goal is to succeed in building a safe environment for youth to experience a positive, productive, & safe social community through sports & team social dynamics. The New York Ave Classic provides a platform for youth in DC to interact with youth from Maryland and Virginia becoming familiar with each other and share ideas.

Long-Term Impact

With more than 600 youth participating annually in Metroball Youth Outreach programs, we strive to break the habits that are leading to trouble or deviant behavior in schools & in the streets. Metroball is committed to the importance of furthering education & mentorship within the community. After School programs & clinics offered all year round to include: Sports Journalism & Broadcasting, Skill Camps, Leagues, & Tutoring. All in hopes of exposing youth to alternative positive choices.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.metroball.org
Metroball Program Video
Metroball Featured on Channel 4 NEWS
Lebron James & Chris Paul suprise Metroball Youth
New York Ave Classic Kick Off

Organization Information

Metroball Youth Outreach

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @metroball
Project Leader:
Terrance Judge & Kevin Jones
Washington, DC United States
$6,765 raised of $10,000 goal
 
69 donations
$3,235 to go
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