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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Community service education

Programs: Promotion of awareness of leadership and organizational skills in young people teaching of lifelong social skills discipline sportsmanship and community service

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Board Member

Rating: 4

This organization came to my attention by the founder Dr. Bennie Shaw. Dr. Shaw's vision is to help at risk youths gain a college education through mentoring and athletics. Dr. Shaw is a Vice Principle at the Sebastion Middle School in Indian River County. He attended UCF and was recently inducted into the UCF Hall of Fame by his talents on the basketball court plus he was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Lady Comets have expanded from a single girls baskeball team in 2005 to a seven team boys and girls competative travel team. The pinnacle for the organization was when the 7th grade Lady Comets competed in North carolina and won the National USSSA Baskeball Championship.
All this effort requires money to rent the gyms, equipment and uniforms. Most of these children are from broken homes, have no help with school work and have never left Indian River County. Leaders of Indian River County have recognized Dr. Shaws efforts and have been contribitors to this youth building organization. So far todate this exposure has helped 7 individuals obtain partial or full college scholarships.

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