WHAT WE DO
We have sponsored a 5 borough invitational playoffs that climaxes with a the NYC championship game at Barclays Center
For many years, we focused most of our energy on the children of our community. This changed when a 17 year old young man murdered his lifelong friend of the same age. We knew both boys when they were 10. Sadly, they gravitated towards a dangerous crowd. After performing a heartbreaking funeral, I felt the Lord say: "They're still your kids." That year we began our 18 and under basketball league which focuses on engaging the disconnected youth of our borough, those without a High School education, low literacy and few job prospects.
The crisis of disconnected youth is urgent. 30% of NYC’s public school young people do not graduate high school. This means that almost 30,000 teens are added to the current 300,000 every year.
For the past four years, we have powerfully ministered to hundreds of young men from nearly every Public Housing Complex on Staten Island. We are excited to say that in 2019 we launched a young woman's league!
Hundreds of young people have experienced the love of Christ, rich mentoring, a professionally run league and high level competition through this amazing initiative.
In addition, they all receive free access to professional life-coaching, educational and vocational opportunities.
For the last three years, through our Saturate NYC network, we have sponsored a 5 borough invitational playoffs that climaxes with a the NYC championship game at Barclays Center!
Thousands of hours full of love, mentoring and exciting competition have been invested in over 500 young people and NOW over 60 women. We are excited to say that violence on the North Shore has plunged dramatically since we began this ministry.
Join us as we keep building towards the dream of no more disconnected youth and no more sheep without a shepherd in NYC!