New Heights

New Heights creates opportunities and provides support for promising youth to fulfil their potential in the classroom, on the court, and in the community. The programme’s mission is to education and empower promising inner-city youth to be leaders, champions, and student-athletes by developing the skills necessary for success in high school, college, and life.  

Operating out of Harlem, New York, New Heights engages 285 youth ages 9 to 21 through basketball. It incorporates sports-based youth develop principles into its curriculum, and encourages coaches to prioritize development of each player’s life skills at the same level as their sports skills. Since 2005, 100% of New Heights participants have graduated from high school and graduates maintain a 98% college matriculation rate.

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