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Description: Basketball to support youth development! Hoops 4 Hope uses basketball as a vehicle for education. It believes that opportunities to play sports are catalysts for social and personal change. Furthermore, the benefits young people receive from H4H reach well beyond the playing field. H4H empowers children to become productive adults, engage in healthy lifestyles, manage life’s challenges, and become leaders within their communities and the world.


Its Success: Hoops 4 Hope has freely provided more than 10,000 school-age boys and girls every year with its high quality organized Basketball and Soccer Programs. It also partners with more than 150 schools, children’s shelters, and community groups in Zimbabwe and South Africa to encourage more children to get off the streets and participate.


Its partnership with the NBA: Hoops 4 Hope has partnered with NBA in Basketball Without Borders since 2006. Each year the NBA selects 60 top African players to participate in the Basketball without Borders camp in Africa. At the program, the players learn about HIV, and leadership.


If you are interested and want to know more, visit: http://www.hoopsafrica.org/

Matthew Yung