Apex for Youth is raising money for its basketball and mentoring initiatives for underserved youth in NYC.
For over 21 years, Apex has provided one-on-one mentoring for middle school and high school youth. Three years ago, it started a basketball program for an elementary school in lower east side to help younger kids receive guidance from adults and prepare them for mentoring.
The response from the children, families and schools has been tremendous. This fall, the program will grow to four schools throughout the lower east side with over 200 kids trained by 40 volunteers.