Founded in 2007, Shooting Touch utilizes a sport-for-social-development model that provides at-risk, underserved youth with access to regular sports and education that models healthy habits. We use the sport of basketball to achieve three objectives: 1) promote physical activity and wellness; 2) support equal access to sport; and 3) empower communities to work together to create social change breaking the cycle of poverty and disease.
Shooting Touch currently provides programming in Rwanda and the United States and has served over 11,000 youth in the last nine years. Our programs target girls and boys, ages 7-21, the majority of whom come from low-income rural and urban communities with limited access to organized sports. We provide youth with activities both on and off the court where they learn the fundamental skills of basketball coupled with vital health/wellness education. We partner with a variety of organizations that help us to achieve our mission