Our basketball team have all dedicated themselves to the LEAD Basketball academy at the local college in Prince Rupert, BC. The LEAD academy teaches leadership, empowerment and is a 2 year Associate of Arts degree program. Our program includes fitness training and basketball as well.
We have a great group of young men who have all taken the plunge into post secondary. Many of them have had to put their lives on hold and commit to the intense program.
We have applied for funding through industry, government and private organizations. We have been turned down by absolutely everyone because we aren't eligible and or because our students aren't going into a trade. It is disappointing.
Just to let you know, we aren't asking for money for things we don't need. We are seeking your assistance in helping us purchase the leadership curriculum, basketball training equipment and funds to do our cross cultural exchanges. At this point, we have had doors closed on us in every direction. It is hurtful because this is such an amazing program that will transform the lives of these young men and the communities they live in. At this point, there is no where else to turn except to you and your contacts.
We understand that our campaign isn't the typical platform that you'll see. However, this campaign is so important because you can help fund a very valuable program. The young men in our program are all hardworking and dedicated members of our community. This program will benefit them in so many ways.
For anyone who donates more than $100, we will give you a limited edition print of 125. These prints are worth $250 each unframed. Thank you for investing in our youth and supporting our program.