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Description: Building champions through tennis and education. The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation helps disadvantaged youth through tennis. It aims to have its participants use lessons they learn on the court in the classroom and in everyday life. By providing lessons after school and in the summer, the organization hopes to keep children away from street life. The foundation provides its players with a safe environment where they can participate in productive activities that teach discipline, build confidence, improve school performance, and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Its Mission: The mission of Washington Tennis & Education Foundation is to improve the life prospects of low-income, underprivileged children and youth in the District of Columbia through athletic and academic enrichment
(1) To keep children off city streets and engaged in productive activities that instill self-pride and discipline;
(2) To provide opportunities for children to improve their academic performance and help them make choices that enrich rather than endanger their lives; and
(3) To provide opportunities for at-risk children to go to college and obtain academic and athletic scholarships. For those not college bound, WTEF helps them join the work force and make constructive life choices.
(Information courtesy of Washington Tennis & Education Foundation)
If you are interested and want to know more, visit http://www.wtef.org/