Since 2011 we have sought to serve the youth and young adults of the City of Mount Vernon. We focused on providing deserving un-served or under-served historically disadvantaged at-risk / high risk youth a program to help keep them off the street, get connected to a positive community, build character and self-esteem, learn teamwork and basketball skills, all while having fun during the summer. Our vision is to see an increase of youth achieving academic and personal success, then attending a four year college or university for those eligible and giving back to those less fortunate than themselves.
What We've Achieved
We have successfully ran this program for over 7 years after the park lay dormant for years.
The MVPD verifies that during the 7 weeks we are in the park, crime is reduced which is great for the health and reputation of our community and local businesses.