Donald Curtis via Crowdrise
February 04, 2015
EVENT DATE: Feb 28, 2014
The SOUL Corporate Basketball Challenge provides companies the opportunity to compete in an one-day charity event that supports some of DC's most vulnerable youth. All proceeds are used to ensure that SOUL has the resources it needs to carry out its mission of educating and mentoring youth in the District's Lincoln Heights neighborhood.
SOUL is a sports-based youth development program that collaborates with DC Public Schools and other community-based organizations to provide youth residing in DC’s Ward 7 with academic, athletic, character, and professional enrichment opportunities.
Our mission is to support at-risk youth obtain educational excellence, using basketball as pedagogy for youth development. We accomplish this goal through the facilitation of academic workshops, one-on-one tutoring, exposure to new communities, and positive mentor support.
We hope to develop socially empowered young leaders who are aware of the concerns of their immediate community, and are skilled in bringing forth positive social change.