our 2013 Champions
Boys Varsity Hoops for Hope: Preps
Girls Champions: Central
The Bradner Tournament Champions: Lawrence
MVP Mark Maher Trophy Winner: David Giribaldi
Hoops For Hope - Empowering Children and Teens in New England
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Hoops For Hope is a nonprofit based out of New England that provides youth programs. We provide recreational facilities, work opportunities, job training, after school, dance, reading, summer basketball league, and other summer programs for Lawrence, Massachusetts youth to keep them off the streets.
The skills youth learn while enrolled in our programs not only impacts their future, but guides them down the path of becoming healthier, more productive adults and contributing members of their communities. Our focus is teaching children how to manage life’s challenges and increase their potential to be leaders in their communities.
At Hoops for Hope we build playgrounds, gyms and learning centers. In these safe havens, we teach basic job skills to teenagers who need them most. Also, we provide help for adults in crisis who have slipped through society’s safety net.
Our work includes, but is not limited to:
- UPGRADING existing recreational and educational facilities.
- WORKING with government and community leaders in providing facilities.
- ORGANIZING, coordinating and implementing league formats and tournaments, whereby large segments of the greater community could become involved. Emphasis in these leagues and tournaments would be placed upon sportsmanship, racial tolerance, and team work.
- FOCUSING upon the needs of underprivileged children (regardless of race or gender) who have little or no access to safe recreation or educational support services.
- INCLUSION of people from targeted areas to help plan and implement our mission.
- EMPLOYMENT of youths from targeted areas to administrate and facilitate our mission.