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  1. 1. YOUNG SAVANTS Savant: A person of learning; especially: one with detailed knowledge in some special field (as in literature, mathematics, or basketball); wise through reflection and experience; characterized by prudence and good judgment
  2. 2. Our Mission <ul><li>To leverage the energy our youth spend on basketball and educate them to harness this energy and redirect it into crucial areas of their lives </li></ul><ul><li>To provide students with the life and academic skills necessary to succeed beyond basketball and athletics </li></ul><ul><li>To advance the wonderful cycle of giving </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who Do We Serve? <ul><li>A diverse group of boys & girls between the ages 6-18 </li></ul><ul><li>Under served inner city youth (90 % of our participants are from Greater Boston) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Young Savants? <ul><li>Less than 10% of all college grads come from economically disadvantaged households </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball provides an opportunity for students to build positive, healthy, constructive, meaningful and lifelong relationships both on and off the court </li></ul>
  5. 5. Our Program’s Focus <ul><li>Mandatory Study Halls </li></ul><ul><li>Dress for Success/Dress professionally </li></ul><ul><li>Annual College Campus Trip </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops, lead by trained professionals, on violence and substance abuse prevention </li></ul>
  6. 6. Our Staff <ul><li>Consists of people from ALL walks of life </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni, Volunteers, College Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals, Educators, Law Enforcement Agents </li></ul><ul><li>No staff member has ever received a stipend or salary </li></ul><ul><li>100% of donations are put towards funding and expanding our programs!! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why Support Young Savants? <ul><li>We provide exposure to college campuses </li></ul><ul><li>We tackle childhood obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring, brotherhood, sisterhood </li></ul><ul><li>Students receive wellness training from experienced collegiate athletes, coaches, and trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Togetherness practiced during team meals, lunch, brunch, study halls, and dinner </li></ul>
  8. 8. Our Values <ul><li>The importance of education and higher learning will always be emphasized </li></ul><ul><li>Young Savants will speak intelligently, dress for success, and learn job readiness </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be taught that they are “Built for Others” </li></ul><ul><li>We will work closely with students to help each one learn how to fulfill their goals and ambitions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Our Goals <ul><li>To have all of our Young Savants earn at least a Bachelors degree (95% attend college now) </li></ul><ul><li>To develop a strong Alumni base that gives back to the program whether it be in the form of time, mentorship, coaching, or donations </li></ul><ul><li>To develop strong partnerships with local schools, businesses, and state agencies to help provide employment opportunities for our Young Savants boys and girls </li></ul>
  10. 10. Our Goals Continued… <ul><li>To have members from local sports teams, especially the Boston Celtics, involved in our program </li></ul>
  11. 11. Current Partnerships <ul><li>ClearChannel Outdoor </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Youkilis’ Hits for Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Best Buy </li></ul><ul><li>LPM Charitable Foundation/LPM Holding Company </li></ul><ul><li>Boston Red Sox/Aramark at Fenway Park </li></ul><ul><li>Stop & Shop </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Pepsi </li></ul><ul><li>Law Firm of Anna Dancy Foster </li></ul><ul><li>Brandeis University </li></ul><ul><li>Courtyard by Marriott </li></ul><ul><li>Roxbury Boys and Girls Club </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens Bank </li></ul><ul><li>SportsPix </li></ul><ul><li>Marengue Boston </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue for Philanthropy </li></ul>
  13. 13. We Will Request From Colleges… <ul><li>Scholarships for 10-15 students to attend their team camp </li></ul><ul><li>Historical tours of campus and city </li></ul><ul><li>Lists of constructive, fun things to do while on the trip from a school liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Access to local hotels and car rental establishments </li></ul><ul><li>Room and Board </li></ul><ul><li>Tours of locker rooms and coaching areas, team meetings with coach and his/her staff </li></ul><ul><li>T-Shirts and hats as souvenirs </li></ul><ul><li>Picture sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Someone in admissions to speak to the team about what makes a strong, compelling candidate for admissions </li></ul>
  14. 14. Earning The Right To Go On Trips <ul><li>A team GPA of 3.0 or higher </li></ul><ul><li>A community service team initiative project must be completed </li></ul><ul><li>No substance abuse </li></ul><ul><li>No legal entanglements </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate proper behavior in the classroom, at home, and at their place of employment </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in Team's Fundraiser: The Young Savants Free Throw Shoot-A-Thon </li></ul>
  15. 15. Media Links <ul><li> (Boston Globe) </li></ul><ul><li> (Boston Herald) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Proposed Budget for Summer 2009 <ul><li>Transportation $15,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment & Supplies 2,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Uniforms & Athletic Bags 2,800 </li></ul><ul><li>Food 5,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance 5,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous 5,000 </li></ul><ul><li> $35,300 </li></ul>This includes a boys team and girls team = 2 teams
  17. 17. Billboard Campaign <ul><li>We have partnered with ClearChannel Outdoor to put up billboards around the state of Massachusetts in the Spring of 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>And so… we are offering billboard advertising to companies who would like to support our efforts </li></ul>
  18. 18. Sample of Billboard From Summer 2008
  19. 19. For more information visit us at
  20. 20. Thank You For Your Time And Heartfelt Consideration From All Of Us At Young Savants