YTA’s mission is to serve youth in inner city communities through a comprehensive program of tennis and academic tutoring that promotes the physical, educational, and life skills necessary to prepare and empower them for leadership in their communities and success in their personal lives.
Results: Our recent success stories include:
• Over 300 unique children ages 7-18 have taken part in at least 36 hours of free after school programs at YTA’s four year round sites in the past 12 months.
• Over 24 College Pathway workshops and a college field trip to UC Berkeley have attracted over 200 different children and parents from the local community and a Career Workshop scheduled later this month is creating lots of excitement from our families.
• The YTA Ball Kid Team was booked for some very exciting and memorable events including the Bank of the West Classic where top level players participated and the Esurance Tennis Classic where tennis great Billie Jean King was honored at same dinner that recognized YTA as a charity.
• $50,000 raised to resurface tennis courts at JMP
• Jason Bacha, MD, MS PGY-2, Pediatric Resident from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and Dr. Anisha Patel of UCSF Pediatrics have partnered with YTA on a health project titled “Smart Drinks for Parks”. This project has already benefited our youth and families by drawing attention to the fact that JMP had no working drinking fountains near the tennis courts and recently two new water fountains were installed near the top bank of courts.
Target demographics: low income children in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay area between the ages of 8-18.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 350
Geographic areas served: San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Programs: We offer a free, year-round program of individual academic tutoring, tennis instruction, and core values discussions. Our sites include Bear Trax on the campus of UC Berkeley, Mosswood and Bushrod Parks in Oakland, Hunters Point and McClaren Park in San Francisco.
YTA has been pretending to care for their members. They do not care about any of the children they serve. They waste money given into their own personal friends and themselves.
Why waste your money or time into a program that cares only about their pockets and personal gains.
I recommend that you take your children to programs that really do make a difference in the children's lives.