The East Side Escalades mission is to help New York City youth grow into strong young men and women, both on and off the court.
Unfortunately, many inner city kids cannot afford to access our program and we need donations to cover those costs. We want to help as many kids as possible each year.
On the court, we promote the development of personal accountability, sportsmanship and athletic skill. Our coaches teach selflessness and the importance of working with others; playing well with teammates and being a positive member of the team are crucial to us.
Beyond the court, academic success is a key component of our program. We partner with programs that help kids get into private schools using basketball as the tool to entry. Winning is valued, but developing a proper attitude and instilling core life values is of the utmost importance.