Marcus’ Smart Carts provide admitted patients and their family members access to electronics that serve as a source of entertainment, a portal for communication and a diversion during treatment and recovery. Through partnerships with Aver USA, Lenovo and Walmart, each Smart Cart is equipped with tablets and other electronic devices that provides access to entertainment and educational opportunities. To date, 14 Smart Carts have been provided to 9 hospitals including: Tufts Children's Hospital, Hasbro Children's Hospital-Providence, UMASS Children's Medical Center-Worcester, Connecticut Children's Hospital, New England Baptist Hospital, Children's Health-Dallas, Wisconsin Children's- Milwaukee, Franciscan Childrens,
Boston Medical Center and Lawrence Hospital
YGC has teamed up with Texas Instruments and Boston Collegiate Charter School to provide 325 programmable calculators to their students. YGC will be providing resources to enhance STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) experiences in community groups and schools in inner city neighborhoods.
YounGameChangers provides a voice of motivation, empowerment and encouragement to inner-city young athletes to be game changers off the court or field by achieving academic excellence, developing personal skills and making positive decisions to avoid problem and high-risk behavior so that they can grow to be confident and successful role models and leaders.
Maine: Tree Street Youth: 90% kids of color. Mission: To support the youth of Lewiston-Auburn through programs rooted in academics, the arts, and athletics in a safe space that encourages healthy physical, social, emotional, and academic development while building unity across lines of difference. www.treestreetyouth.org
Rhode Island: PASA-Providence After School Alliance-Learning has to continue outside of school, with music lessons, sports, academic support, and other activities. Unfortunately, students from under-served communities, who typically have the greatest need for additional enrichment, are least likely to get it. They also are less likely to know about the world around them — that they live a mile from the ocean, can visit their city’s museums, and are welcome to walk through a nearby college campus. PASA fills these critical gaps. Expanded learning teaches students about academics, collaboration, and problem-solving. Students not only learn how to do better in school, they find new ways to ignite their passions — and to engage in learning and life. www.mypasa.org
Dallas: For Oak Cliff: For Oak Cliff provides culturally responsive initiatives in South Oak Cliff to liberate the community from systemic oppression. Education, Advocacy, Community Building and Arts are the categories we use to develop various programs with our community. For Oak Cliff believes in 2-Gen, so we focus on creating opportunities for and addressing the needs of both children and the adults in their lives together with the aim of increasing social mobility and social capital. www.foroakcliff.org
Massachusetts: Legendary Legacies : Based in Worcester, MA, LL offers young men ages 17-24 the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to become productive citizens and maximize their God given potential by providing positive male adult role models through programming efforts. These relationships are the backbone of our organization. LL offers mentoring, life skills development, case management, community outreach, family support services, recreational opportunities and local, national, and international service opportunities. Hoop Dreams is a recreational program that LL facilitates through groups and an open gym. This program begins with engaging participants in intentional dialogue while enjoying a meal. The dialogue is centered around current events, locally, nationally, and specific obstacles that participants may be currently facing. https://www.legendlegacy.org/
Connecticut: Connecticut Center for Nonviolence "On behalf of the CT Center for Nonviolence in Hartford, CT I wanted to THANK YOU for your GENEROUS donation of this BEAUTIFUL 3HP windows Lap Top! Our youth are working round the clock to become ChangeMaker, Kingian ( based not the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr.)Nonviolence leaders in their school communities and in their neighborhoods. We are so grateful for what this wonderful new lap top can do for our youth in the Nonviolence Lab at Civic Leadership High School. Attached is a photo of one of our youth, Tyrone Massey, who is an upcoming film maker and youth leader. During COVID restrictions we can only be paired in very small cohorts. With the changes happening in CT we know that many youth will benefit at our Nonviolence Lab in the school to build their projects and develop wonderful presentations with this NEW equipment. We are deeply grateful and pray that all at the foundation remain well and whole in these troubled times. Be well, THANK YOU Again."
Win 2 loge tix for this Sunday, Feb 4th in Boston, a Marcus Smart autographed Grizzlies jersey and a mini basketball.
Proceeds benefit The MW Fund and YGC Foundation.