The Cause

BFAC BIG 4 INITIATIVE

EDUCATION +YOUTH SPORTS+ COMMUNITY + HEALTH

The B.F.A.C BIG 4 Initiative represents these four core areas to which we facilitate our programs through. We provide programs for 500 students for which they can gain a solid foundation to build on for the rest of their lives. Our executive director who is a former student-athlete from the City of Buffalo created this program because there is such an extreme need for year round programs for our youth. All students, male or female ages 5-22, are eligible for our programs and will benefit from the positive impact that will be invested into their lives from our staff and mentors. Every participant is eligible for a scholarship grant at the completion of their senior year in high school and college students are eligible their senior year. In return for participants who graduate from our program, we believe that they will be motivated to reciprocate the caring investment to the next generation.

 
EDUCATION:
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We Achieve Program” is an after-school academic and mentoring program for students 7th-12th grade designed to assist students with academics, focus on character and leadership development, along with an athletic component. We track progression in school with weekly reports.

“Global Ambassadors is our newly launched international program for high school and college students that will engage them in culture diversity and cultural experiences. Students will have the opportunity to participate in our International Pal Program, Student Exchange Program, and international events in Canada and the Dominican Republic in 2017.

Gentlemen’s Institute is a rigorous 7 week course and guide for young men with a strong foundation of career goals, etiquette, leadership and lifestyle.

YOUTH SPORTS:

Ballin for a Cause believes in having youth engaged in sports year round. Over the years we have supported many youth sports organizations and programs through the Sports Academy Youth Sports and Leadership Program with Baseball , Basketball ,Cheerleading, Dance , Football, Soccer , Swimming and more. This program is facilitated on a weekly basis throughout the year .

HEALTH AND WELLNESS:

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We believe and encourage individuals to have a healthy lifestyle; we have teamed up with fitness trainers to establish group fitness programs and our Run/Walk marathons. We have partnered with our Genetino Coplin to head our health and wellness programs.

Goals

  • Provide fitness sessions for adults and youth
  • Engage our community in active lifestyles
  • Provide information and tips on health and wellness


COMMUNITY : 

We highly believe as being stewards to our lives we also must be givers to the local community. We engage our staff and students in community giving activities throughout the year.

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During our tournament weekend we host a sneaker, shoe and boot drive. We accept donations in decent to good shape to be donated to school age youth pre-k to seniors in high school who are less fortunate situations.  Our donations will be distribute prior to start of the school year.

“It’s More Than a Game”

Community speaking engagement series where we invite our athletes to come out to local schools or community centers to encourage the youth for higher education, leadership and character developments. The speakers give a background of their personal experiences to relate to the students who come from the same neighborhoods and areas as they do.

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We also have hosted and supported other community givebacks such as BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVES, THANKSGIVING DINNER GIVEAWAY, ANNUAL CHRISTMAS UGLY SWEATER PARTY TOY DRIVE , FLINT WATER CRISIS DRIVE, BUFFALO P.S. 31 EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP DONATION AND MORE