(Queens, New York -- October, 2020) In an effort to continue supporting inner-city youth and educational programs that contribute to a student’s growth in and out of the classroom, Ballin’ 4 Peace is excited to team-up with Queens Community House in offering their remote engagement after school program.
A multi-site and multi-service settlement house, Queens Community House’s mission is rooted in servicing the diverse neighborhoods throughout Queens. With a focus on providing individuals and families with the tools to enrich their lives and build healthy communities, Queens Community House is now offering a fully remote engagement after school program for Middle School students (Grades 6-8) from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Participating students can explore their interests online while gaining life skills through activities provided in the remote engagement after school program such as leadership, literacy, STEM, art, music, dance, fitness, and culinary skills right from the comfort of their home. This semester’s theme is Social Justice, in which students will learn about what it means to be an advocate for others as well as advocating for themselves.
“The Queens Community House does a remarkable job encouraging and educating students about ways they can strengthen their communities and inspire change. By taking part in the remote engagement after school program, Middle Schoolers now have a voice and a choice in what that future looks like,” said Ballin’ 4 Peace Founder, Haron Hargrave.
Registration is free of charge and easy to access through Queens Community House. If your Middle School student is interested in joining the remote engagement after school program, please sign up here and fill out an online application from the New York Department of Youth and Community Development (the deadline for enrollment is Friday, November 13th). For all of the registration forms for girls who are in middle school please put the attending QCH site as The Young Women’s Leadership School (TYWLS).
Founded in 2008 by Queens, New York native and former Sacramento State basketball and pro guard, Haron Hargrave, Ballin’ 4 Peace (B4P) is committed to raising awareness about violence within NYC and beyond. B4P provides an outlet for inner-city youth who can interface with their favorite celebrities, athletes, and influencers as they promote peace through sports, annual events, and by partnering with companies and brands who mutually share the same vision of “giving back”.