As you may have seen, the NBA Math Hoops season is now in full swing! Learn Fresh staff wrapped up the 2019-20 NBA Math Hoops training season in October, hosting over 65 educator training sessions across the country, from Camden, NJ to San Francisco, CA. This year the Learn Fresh team hosted a record number of educators, growing our NBA Math Hoops community across the US.
Since the launch of our community-based work in 2013, Learn Fresh has reached over 150,000 students. Our goal for the2019-20 school year is to reach 150,000 students in a single year, surpassing a quarter million students reached all-time. This is a big goal, but we know we can do it with support from people like you in communities across the country.
From the Learn Fresh team, we want to thank you for your continued support of our work! Be sure to check out a few photos below from October training sessions,
As you may have seen, this past school year, Learn Fresh passed 150,000 students served since the launch of our first community program in 2013. In celebration of this incredible milestone, we recently released “An NBA Math Hoops Story," a documentary that follows students and educators as they prepare for the 2017 NBA Math Hoops National Championship weekend. At the heart of the film is the story of Angela and Patricia Rodas, twin sisters from San Rafael, CA, and winners of the inaugural championship. Check out the film here.
Over the past few months, we implemented the first NBA Math Hoops summer programs in Detroit in partnership with Detroit Parks & Recreation Department, Code 313, and Developing K.I.D.S. We are excited to continue working with all three of these partners to expand our impact in Detroit and Flint through the upcoming season. In addition to this work, the Learn Fresh staff have been busy laying the groundwork for the 2019-20 season, forging new partnerships, refining program materials, and developing new products!
Last month we celebrated another successful NBA Math Hoops National Championship event! The 2019 National Championship was the smoothest one yet, and the second in three years that we have co-hosted along with the Golden State Warriors in the Bay Area. Global Giving donations this year helped us to cover the costs of hotel stays in Downtown Oakland for attending students, their parents, and educators, and we are deeply grateful for all of you who helped to provide such an impactful weekend. Once again it was truly a life-changing event for an amazing group of students, and it wouldn't have been possible without such a strong community of support!
Check out highlights from the National Championship weekend below.
- The weekend kicked off with a community service event, hosted by Hasbro and No Kid Hungry at the Warriors offices, in which students packed 200 meals for peers in Oakland.
- Students and families attended the Oakland Athletics game against the Cleveland Indians at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Friday night.
- Students participated in a Sports Budgeting and Management simulation at the Bleacher Report offices in downtown San Francisco on Saturday morning.
- The group visited the Exploratorium and students had a chance to explore San Francisco with their families on Saturday evening.
- On Sunday morning, students participated in a series of STEM activities with students from UC Berkeley and Warriors legend Adonal Foyle.
- Congratulations to the Sixers Math Champions team for their hard fought National Championship victory!
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