To enrich the lives and positively affect the futures of New Haven's economically disadvantaged youth through a program that incorporates life skills curriculum and academic supports, and promotes both character building and the health benefits of participation in athletics through tennis.
Our core program brings students from two public schools to the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale twice per week. Each day they receive an hour of tennis instruction and an hour of educational support and mentoring. Currently there are approximately 40 students participating in the program.
Tennis, Education and Mentoring
Create a pathway to support student development from grade 1 to college graduation
Increase lesson frequency from 2 to 5 days a week and provide one-on-one tutoring
Become self-sufficient with the acquisition of a 4-court indoor facility
Elevate Executive Director and Academic Director to fulltime positions
Add two part-time positions: an administrative assistant and a tennis director
Develop sustainable income sources to generate an annual budget of $350,000
Started in the fall of 2007 as a small inner-city afterschool program run by the Yale University varsity tennis coaches, TEaM has grown to include not only lessons, but also competitive play, educational support, and life-skills mentoring. TEaM now serves approximately 40 students two times a week under the guidance of a recently hired part-time Academic Director. A series of metrics has been incorporated to evaluate the impact of our programs in three key areas: Enhanced Educational Outcomes, Increased Adoption of Positive Choices, and Improved Fitness and Wellness through tennis. With this strong foundation, New HYTEs is poised to grow into one of the premiere tennis and education organizations in the country.
Our outlet for competitive tennis, JTT enables students introduced to tennis through TEaM to develop a deeper connection to the sport by playing on a team.
Approximately 30 children participate in our special three-week program in August. TIN provides students from the underserved neighborhoods of Newhallville and Dixwell with the opportunity to play tennis, and to receive life skills mentoring and literacy support.
We partner with the New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees to deliver tennis clinics in three locations (Wilbur Cross High School, Edgewood Park, and East Shore Park).
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