The odds are stacked against East Harlem youth, who can face obstacles such as failing schools, low high school graduation rates and low college acceptance rates, gang membership, drug and alcohol abuse and teen pregnancy. Harlem RBI’s programs (Revitalizing Baseball in the Inner-City) help close the achievement gap by providing programs that empower youth to graduate high school, complete college and lead happy, successful lives.
Just look at our results:
- 97% of Harlem RBI seniors graduated from high school
- 93% of Harlem RBI seniors were accepted into college
- 99% of Harlem RBI youth avoided teen parenthood
Next year, Harlem RBI will break ground on a project that will apply the organization’s already-successful program on a momentous scale, transforming the opportunities and futures for all of the community.
Harlem RBI is building a mixed-use facility that will include improved office and program space for Harlem RBI, a home for its DREAM Charter School, 90 units of affordable housing, a community center and a public park. The whole of East Harlem will be able to improve their lives through utilizing this tremendous resource, including children from the surrounding housing projects, Washington Houses, who will have priority placement in DREAM Charter School.
You can support this amazing project by donating to my team in the ‘Coaches for Kids Campaign’, a friendly competition between this summer’s coaches in which we not only raise money for the future of our kids, but have the chance to win some fun prizes for ourselves and our teams.
Please, support this worthy cause by visiting my team webpage at http://www.crowdrise.com/Queens and making a donation.
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