Brooklyn Youth Sports Club is a not-for-profit organization that empowers underserved youth and helps them achieve their dreams of higher education through tutoring and mentoring in the classroom, along with coaching on the basketball court.
The program “assists Brooklyn youth in their pursuit of college enrollment using basketball as the hook for academic engagement and character development. By combining intensive basketball programming and rigorous academic support, BKYSC builds an enriching educational setting that empowers youth to fulfill their academic, physical, and personal potential.”
A former BKYSC alumni say the organization has changed [his] life. “I would never have become the person, the student or the athlete that I am without this program.”
The organization was founded in 2009 and has maintained a 100% college enrollment rate since. The organization was awarded over $3M in scholarships and now over 300 program participants per year.
For more information, visit their official website.