Brooklyn Youth Sports Club
BKYSC assists Brooklyn youth in their pursuit of college enrollment using basketball as the hook for academic workshops, leadership development, and college prep and guidance. This highly successful model has yielded a 100% college enrollment rate over the past decade. Meringoff funding will allow BKYSC to add approximately 75 young women participants to the program.
“By using sport to engage girls to achieve academic excellence, develop leadership skills, and create a safe space that encourages confidence and self-esteem, [BKYSC launches] alumni who aren't just college graduates, they are the leaders our communities need.”