Many of our young men grow up apart from the presence of a consistent father figure and we believe sports can be a great teacher in their absence. Sports produces lessons transferable to life such as discipline, teamwork, perseverance, and healthy relations with authority. Our sports program also fosters meaningful connection between our volunteer mentors and participants. Both high school and middle school students participate in our program giving the high school kids a chance to coach and lead the younger students.
The basketball program is made for connection as volunteers and HS coaches play pickup games with the younger students as a way to capture teachable moments. Small group settings are critical to our model as we have applicable lessons for the kids every week. We end each Wednesday by sharing a meal together to further our purpose of becoming family.
Every Wednesday Night
First Baptist Church Community Life Center
336 S. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28202