My name is Ben Hernandez, and am the Southern California Director of Aztlan Industries. Prior to my experience with this organization, I was employed by The Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos for 11 Years and worked my way up to Club Director. Serving my time with BGCSM was humbling experience, and I met many amazing people who have encouraged me to pursue my dreams to the fullest. I have always had a dedication to working with youth, and basketball has been a lifelong passion of mine.
I stopped playing basketball in a formal league at the age of 18. As my life moved forward, though, I took the opportunity to become a coach and reach the youth through the Aztecas Basketball League associated with Aztlan Industries. I've learned that if I can motivate anyone to reach their full potential in life through basketball, anything is possible. I grew up without a positive role model in my own life, and set out to be what I always felt I needed for others!
This last year I have partnered with Aztlan Industires, where we give the youth coming from disadvantaged homes and circumstances opportunity to be a part of a team. All my volunteers coach for free, and our program is free, but most importantly, the realationship we have with these youth and their families is priceless. We have invested thousands of dollars on training equipment, shoes, clothes and league fees just so these youth can have the same opportunity that their peers do. The time has come for us to participate in a competitive league! In order to continue operating for free, we are seeking funding through the goodwill of CrowdRise participants. Please come and support our journey.
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