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After-School Fun is back with Coach Perez of We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports. Coach Perez has been coaching and holding after-school programs at the Neighborhood Charter School of Harlem for the past three years where, yet again, this program will take place. Of course, during the pandemic, we switched to virtual training as you can read HERE. However, In-person training and after-school fun are here once again.

After-School Fun Tournament

Coach Perez will be organizing an after-school structured basketball time in the form of a tournament. Each team will receive special t-shirts for the team members to keep as a reminder of their involvement and accomplishment. The winning team will also receive medals. Hence, there is a lot for you to look forward to.

Moreover, having our youth participate in a structured after-school basketball tournament, will reduce the risk of them participating in negative and unsafe activities outside of school. Additionally, this program will offer mentoring opportunities,  increase awareness, and promote healthy living. Thus, We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports will educate, empower, and prepare youth to make healthy decisions while having fun and staying fit.

Purpose Of After-School Fun

The goals of this program are to promote positive peer relationships, teamwork, and sportsmanship. We also aim to reduce the amount of time youth spend unsupervised at home and on the streets. Through participation or involvement in the basketball tournament, we will give tools and offer ways of encouraging youth to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Final Verdict

Last but not least, We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports will use basketball as the avenue for exposing opportunities for a healthy lifestyle. In addition to this, we will also be promoting the idea of valuing higher education & training leading to a successful life, both academically and/or professionally. We want the best for our young people and are very excited to begin this after-school fun tournament!