BENEFITING: HARLEM LACROSSE AND LEADERSHIP CORPORATION
ORGANIZER: HARLEM LACROSSE AND LEADERSHIP CORPORATION
EVENT DATE: Jul 16, 2017
I am currently Harlem Lacrosse’s Girls Program Director at PS 149 – The Sojourner Truth School in New York City. I joined the organization this past year, and I can proudly say that I love what I do. As a program director, I am not only a lacrosse coach, but more importantly I am an advocate, mentor, and tutor for the girls in my program. I am with them all day, every day to help them succeed.
In 2011, Harlem Lacrosse was officially formed as a holistic youth services organization that uses lacrosse as the hook to provide students with a caring mentor, tutor and coach. Our students become immersed in lacrosse and they take pride in their success on the field. Through lacrosse, our students develop confidence and skill sets that help them find success both on the field and in the classroom. Our holistic approach provides each student with academic support during the school day, structured study halls, rigorous lacrosse instruction, high school admissions counseling, and leadership training to help each student reach their full personal potential. We are also able to have different community events throughout the year which include weekend lacrosse games and clinics with partner towns and schools, college campus trips, and other service learning opportunities. These opportunities allow our students to bond with new friends from different areas and instill a college-going culture. Our mission is to help change the life-trajectories of underserved students who are most at-risk for academic decline to become leaders in our community.
As an official charity partner of the 2017 New York City Triathlon, Harlem Lacrosse is assembling an awesome team of athletes who will be braving the waters of the mighty Hudson River, biking along Manhattan’s West Side Highway, and running through New York’s famed Central Park. Join us and help support a fantastic cause!