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APEX HOOPS: Mentoring Youth Through Basketball

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BENEFITING: Apex for Youth

ORGANIZER: Apex for Youth

EVENT: UA NEXT Generation Charity Challenge

EVENT DATE: Oct 29, 2013

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THE STORY:

Apex for Youth wrote -

Apex for Youth and The Dynasty Project (TDP) are teaming up to raise money for our joint basketball and mentoring initiatives for underserved youth in NYC.

For over 21 years, Apex has provided one-on-one mentoring for middle school and high school youth. Three years ago, it started a basketball program for an elementary school in Chinatown to help younger kids receive guidance from adults and prepare them for mentoring. 

The response from the children, families and schools has been tremendous. This fall, the program will grow to four schools throughout Chinatown and the Lower East Side with over 200 kids trained by 40 volunteers each week. Students that participate in the basketball program are 20% more proficient in Math and English than those not in the program. With TDP, our goal is to continue expanding the program to foster a stronger bond amongst youth in this culturally diverse community.

During the summer, TDP partners with Apex to host a basketball league called, "We Run as One" (WRAO), where Apex and other neighborhood teams compete.  The league not only keeps kids physically active while they're away from school, but also engages parents and people in the community to attend and watch.

With this fundraiser, TDP and Apex seek to create a new program for middle school graduates of the Apex basketball program to maintain their engagement beyond elementary school. 

This fundraiser will:

1) Launch the Apex/Dynasty Project Middle School Program

2) Grow the Apex Basketball Program and the We Run as One Summer League

3) Support Apex One-on-One Mentoring

Help us bring fun, mentorship, friendly competition, and the tools for a healthy lifestyle to kids in this diverse community!

The Team: $72,850 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Apex for Youth

Amount Raised

$26,265

 

88% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Tak

Amount Raised

$12,851

Fundraiser Title

Michael Lee

Amount Raised

$6,150

 

205% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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John Chen

Amount Raised

$6,145

 

61% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Financial Buzz

Amount Raised

$5,000

Fundraiser Title

Jiyoon Mary Chung

Amount Raised

$4,875

 

488% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Ying-Ping Hsieh

Amount Raised

$4,630

 

46% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Dynasty Project

Amount Raised

$1,305

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