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.

  • We serve over 300 children, youth and young adults annually.

  • The Journal News wrote an article highlighting our efforts and the impact we are making as well as the rich history 4th Street Park has.