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Causes: Camps, Children & Youth, Leadership Development, Sports, Youth Development Programs

Mission: “Our mission is to impact community youth through a life skills based educational program. Utilizing basketball as the vehicle to support youth with life challenges and leadership opportunities both on and off the court.”

Results: To date since January 2012: Over 500 scholarships have been awarded and funds raised in the amount of $260,000. Our Fundraising is grass roots and our larger fundraising efforts includes Golf Tournaments , Annual Galas and our Corvette Half-court shot event. We also receive support through individuals, local businesses, and local grants. Our recent grants include contributions from The Harper Family Foundation, Charles B and Mary M. McLin Foundation, the Mount Dora Community Trust, Adventist Health System (Waterman), Hans & Cay Jacobsen Foundation, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Wells Fargo Advisors, National Christian Foundation/The Pietkiewicz Giving Fund, South Lake Community Foundation, and Lake County Children’s Services Council, Florida Elks, Main Street Leasing, G3 Development, and Project Legacy.

Target demographics: Youth boys and girls ages 7-14yrs old overcome obstacles in life and assist them in achieving more in life.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 100 local children in our community.

Geographic areas served: Partnering with communities, schools, families, and children under Social Responsibility around Central Florida Youth development.

Programs: 3 (12 week) Leadership programs. (Phase 1 , 2, 3) Children are provided a safe place to discover self-awareness, and gain the application in achieving goals, and team building with effective communication and conflict resolution.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son wanted to play basketball but as a parent I wanted him to experience something other than a "youth sport" WOW !! Hoops Life Skills program for kids ..well there is NOTHING like this. My son is now in his second season (12 weeks) My son was excited to go to school and make an agreement with his teacher !?! At home he wanted to know " What can I do to help u mom"? and now when talking about chores... We make "agreements" and he is taking care of his responsibilities! !!
I love to watch how the coaches work with the kids at Hoops and not only see changes in my son but I see the changes in other children. AWESOME Program!
Thank you in advance for your support .