Children's Aid Teens Participate in Eastern Regional Championship
Our teen Sports Management team has been busy. On a chilly day in January, our teens had the opportunity to manage the score boards at the Eastern Regional Championship at City College, sponsored by Gatorade and the NBA/WNBA. The NBA had specifically requested our teens manage the boards for that one day, all-day tournament. There were 16 teams at the tournament with 4 games playing simultaneously. Two teens monitored the boards for each game.
In mid-March, our team managed four courts at Fordham University for the two-day True Hoop Event tournament. Later that month, Children's Aid's director of sports and recreation, Kelsey Stevens, found more springtime action for the youth; he arranged to have the team manage middle school tournaments at 10 sites in Manhattan and the Bronx through the C.H.A.M.P.S. Junior High School basketball league. "These youth come in with skills," Stevens said. "Our students shine."
Children's Aid's Sports Management team comprises 15 youth (10 females, 5 males), 15 to 20 years of age, culled from the city’s high schools. Interested teens should contact Kelsey Stevens at Children's Aid's Frederick Douglass Center, 212-865-6337.
And to learn more about the team Hammer and Kelsey Stevens who run this program, read this blog entry from the Village Voice by Graham Rayman.