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Play It Forward

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  • 1. Play it forward Sports, kids, change
  • 2. The Problem 76.7% of residents living in Worcester have no educational experience beyond high school.This leads to a cycle that leaves children with limited opportunity to improve their lives. Recent budget cuts in Worcester’s public school system has closed numerous extracurricular programs, leaving kids with few options that will help them develop.
  • 3. The solution Play It Forward will address these problems by providing the Worcester community with a program that uses academics and sports in unison to improve children's lives.
  • 4. How It’s being done Sports would include: soccer, basketball and volleyball 3-hour session every Sunday 1.5 hours doing schoolwork 1.5 hours doing sports, after schoolwork Using sports and academics to encourage: Happiness, joy, determination, structure and discipline
  • 5. Kids + Sports = Opportunity Short term goals: Improve the lives of kids in the Worcester community through academic and athletic success Incorporating student-athletes as role models Long term goals: Help to increase academic opportunities after high school
  • 6. what would $3,000 do? Expenses: T-shirts for kids and staff Soccer balls, basketballs, volleyballs Hire orientation director to familiarize staff with the programs mission Seed money for fundraising (promotional materials, grant applications) and classroom supplies
  • 7. what would $3,000 do? Expenses: T-shirts for kids and staff Soccer balls, basketballs, volleyballs Hire orientation director to familiarize staff with the programs mission Seed money for fundraising (promotional materials, grant applications) and classroom supplies