100% of the students currently enrolled in the public-school system qualify for free and reduced lunch. Several of these children are in foster care or live with extended family members because their birth parents are unable to care for them. Transportation is often an issue. Even getting students to school can be a challenge, so getting them to a recreational facility for participation in an after-school sports program is almost impossible. With the lack of positive extracurricular opportunities available, many of these youth end up hanging out in the streets and eventually fall prey to drug use and/or participation in criminal activity. This adds to the prison pipeline. Our goal is to stop this pipeline, starting in our own community.
Team Up With Us
Interested in Helping CP Mitchell Park Support Our Youth?
Working together, we know we can make a difference in the lives of our youth and continue to move our community forward!
Team Up With CP Mitchell by emailing Ryan Barker at email@example.com.
CP Mitchell Plans
- Hosted First Ever “Play Days”: Introduce our staff, volunteers, and sports programs to the community.
- Implemented a Tackle Football Program for children ages 10-12 years old.
- Implement a Soccer Program for children ages 4-12 years old.
- Launch After School Program. Build a playground designed for children 4 and under and renovate existing basketball courts and existing grass playing surfaces to provide open play opportunities for children of all ages at the CP Mitchell site.
AfterSchool Program Curriculum
- Strengthen positive communication skills
- Cultivate mutual respect and understanding of others
- Develop a strong sense of self, sense of pride, and sense of responsibility within each child
The AfterSchool Program follows a 3-month, fun and age-appropriate curriculum that focuses on a specific topic each month: self-esteem, teamwork, tolerance and conflict resolution.
Participants will cultivate a supportive community in which they support, listen and work with each other to achieve personal and group goals.
Topic #1: Respect for Self
- What is Self-Esteem?
- Building Confidence in Oneself & One’s Ability
- How My Choices Affect Me
- How to Handle Mistakes
Topic #2: Respect for Others
- What is Respect?
- How to Respect Differences of Others
- Working Together: The Art of Teamwork
Topic #3: Communication Skills
- Polite Communication
- What Does Your Body Language Say?
- Being a Good Listener
- How to Handle Conflict
Upon Completion of this curriculum, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate Respect for Themselves & Others
- Use skills necessary to become effective communicators
- Welcome opportunities to work with others who are different from themselves
3 Ways You Can Share the Game
- Be A Coach
- Donate Equipment (All Sports Balls Gear, etc.)
- Fund An Athlete
Get Involved Today by Emailing Ryan Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org.