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Shooting Touch


Serving the same child from urban Boston to rural Rwanda

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Shooting Touch


Serving the same child from urban Boston to rural Rwanda

Our Mission

Shooting Touch is an international sport-for-development organization using the power of basketball to promote global health education and empower at-risk youth and the communities in which they live. 

 
 
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Our Vision


To create a world where every girl and boy lives a healthier and longer life free from disease.

 

Our Vision


To create a world where every girl and boy lives a healthier and longer life free from disease.

 

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Shooting Touch is a sport-for-development non-profit whose mission is to use the power of basketball to educate and empower young people around the world. Our programs have served over 15,000 youth globally, employing a dual on/off-court curriculum designed to teach youth the fundamentals of the game, while also providing vital health education for an active lifestyle free from disease today, and the skills and trajectory for success in the future. 

Domestically, Shooting Touch has established a year-round presence and program in Boston that provides inner city and suburban youth with opportunities for development, both on and off the court. In the Spring of 2015, Shooting Touch launched G3 Boston: Getting Girls in the Game. G3 has partnered with three Boston Charter Schools and the Boston Police Department to provide over 75 Boston middle school females the opportunity to use basketball as a tool to learn health education, leadership and social development. 

Internationally, The Shooting Touch Basketball Health Corps - based in Rwanda- uses basketball as a mobilizing platform to teach vital health education to Rwandan youth. We take pride in how our program has grown to include eight different locations bringing together communities around basketball. Our Fellows work with other organizations on the ground to ensure that Shooting Touch is maximizing the resources available to the communities we serve. Every day the Fellows impact the lives of hundreds of kids in Rwanda.  

Whether our Shooting Touch teams are working in Boston's inner city or the rural highlands of Kayonza, Rwanda, our shared mission is the same - to provide healthier lives for children in need through the sport of basketball.

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Our Programs


Our Programs


G3: Getting Girls in the Game: Boston, MA

The Getting Girls in the Game program serves the Greater Boston community, currently operating out of Dorchester's Epiphany School and Jamaica Plain's Match Middle School. G3 provides a supportive, sport-based response to obstacles adolescent girls encounter within health education, physical activity and self-esteem. Our program currently provides 60 young women with basketball training for all abilities. Basketball is conjoined with an enrichment program that includes academic tutoring, nutrition courses, personal care education and community outings.  Additionally, G3 has awarded over 350 scholarships to summer basketball camps!

BHC: Basketball Health Corps: RwandA

The Basketball Health Corps currently enrolls 715 youth and 320 women in our program, the majority from poverty stricken Rwandan communities.  Established in 2008, Shooting Touch's Rwandan team has evolved into 9 local full-time coach's, two yearly Fellows, an in Country Director, and countless support from local and international partners. The BHC Team organizes events and activities where the fundamental skills of basketball are taught. Involvement with our program also includes access to vital medical care, health insurance, and wellness education. 

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Meet Our Team


Meet Our Team