Harlen Lacrosse and Leadership
Organization Description: Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership (HLL) is a non-profit youth service organization that uses lacrosse to engage at-risk children from low income areas of New York City. HLL’s mission is to provide a safe, structured environment for children to compete, learn, and develop into future leaders in their communities. HLL reverses declining academic performance and disruptive behavior with a holistic, sports-based program that promotes hard work, dedication, leadership, and teamwork. HLL also connects its students with new communities, experiences, and opportunities in order to promote long-term scholastic and personal success.
Formed in 2010, HLL places dedicated lacrosse coaches in public middle schools in Harlem that offer year-round mentorship, coaching, and academic support/tutoring. HLL’s program directors are on site every day -- before students arrive at school and well after the bell rings for them to return home.
HLL currently has two boys programs and one girls program, operating in two Harlem middle schools: PS 149 (Sojourner Truth School) and M499 (Frederick Douglass Academy). In just three years and with over 120 middle school students served, HLL has been able to expand its reach at improving the lives of Harlem youths, including having secured scholarships to preparatory schools for 14 students ($5.2 million in scholarship offers to date). For additional information and news on the organization, please visit the HLL website at www.harlemlacrosse.org.
Program Details and Team Benefits:
As a member of Team HLL, you’ll receive a custom HLL tri suit, race jersey, training program and support (including team training sessions), nutritional guidance, and other general race tips.
Requirements: Members of Team HLL are required to raise $2,000 on behalf of the organization.