Athletic programs

helping youth stay on the right track

Black Youth

1."In 1998, Boston began Urban Youth Sports (UYS), a major grassroots effort to increase access to youth sports through a partnership between the City of Boston, Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society, and several corporate partners including Reebok, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Partners Health, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation."


2.' "Most student-athletes don't ignore academic preparation even if they believe they will make the pros. The Harris survey was the first conclusive evidence that concerned athletes and school administrators have finally reached these young people after a decade of messages begging them to balance academic and athletic goals."


3."Fifty percent of African American student-athletes believed that playing sports helped them "a great deal" to become a better student."


4."Girls who play sports are more self-confident, have stronger self-images, and higher self-esteem. " sports build cofidence and self esteem


5."All data shows that school-age children are more likely to get into trouble between the hours of three and six p.m." this is why all the programs start up.

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