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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 educate 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 11,000 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 and currently operates out of Dorchester's Epiphany School. G3 provides a safe, supportive, sport-based response to barriers in girls' health education, physical activity and self-esteem for 75+ middle school low income females. Shooting Touch offers clinics to players of all abilities, hosts an annual sports conference to help young adults enter the sports industry, and have offered over 350 scholarships to summer basketball camps.

Basketball Health Corps: BHC, RwandA

The Basketball Health Corps program enrolls over 500 girls and boys, ages 7-21, the majority of whom come from low-income rural poverty stricken communities. Our youth are served by 25 local full time and volunteer coaches, two yearly BHC Fellows, our Country Director and a growing number of local and international partners. The BHC Team provides our youth with activities both on and off the court where they learn the fundamental skills of basketball coupled with vital health care, increased access to health insurance and wellness education. 

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Meet Our Team


Meet Our Team