Our goal is to be an impactful, Educational Movement led by members of the community. We are inspired by the belief that everyday people can shape and mold a society where everyone can achieve their true potential.
We’re ready for something better. Our transformative approach mobilizes people from all walks of life to take action and create a meaningful and lasting impact.
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During These unprecedented times, it is difficult for young adults to focus on their "future" when their "present" is so uncertain. This is why those that complete this course, will be better prepared, more motivated and excited about their journey to becoming productive members of society!
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Meet Jennifer Nieves!
Jennifer is an Urban leader with substantial experience leading and establishing success, achieving refined business operations primarily in underserved communities, improving climate and professionalism.
She is currently the Director of Career & Technical Education (CTE), where she is responsible for the Development of CTE curriculums; supervision of staff; coordination of CTE enrollments, coordination of transportation and schedules with all school internship partnerships in the city; development of budgets; development of Federal Perkins grant; and serving as a liaison between the school and the business community.
Sports are seen as a way to develop communities. It often provides youth with somewhere safe to congregate, and it usually fosters community spirit. However, providing sports opportunities alone cannot fix the gender and financial inequality. We need to do more than just get kids off the streets. We want to establish a gateway for elite athletes living in impoverished, low-income, and disadvantaged communities to transition from recreational sports to college, professional and Olympic level training and competition.
Sports for Juvenile Justice (SJJ). SJJ is a collaborative initiative that seeks to place at-risk youth, who have already been adjudicated in court, into our sports-based youth programs. We are devoted to solving the incarceration crisis by building a community of strong children through athletics and leadership development. We work closely with the Philadelphia Family Court staff and related providers who place youth into our programs. We are currently running basketball, and football drills. In the future, we plan on adding fitness, self-defense, soccer, and volleyball. In addition, we are looking to add volunteer and community service opportunities.