Founded in 2007, Shooting Touch Inc. utilizes a sport-for-development model that provides underprivileged youth, women and their communities with increased access to physical activity and education that encourages healthy habits and personal development.
Specifically, we use the sport of basketball to achieve two objectives:
1) promote equal access to physical activity and wellness; and
2) provide health and educational services.
Shooting Touch currently operates two signature programs simultaneously - one in Boston, MA and the other in Eastern Rwanda. The combined organization directly serves over 1,500 youth and women and indirectly impacts an additional 7,500 youth and women every day. Our detailed curriculum and program provide on- and off-court health education and intervention, mentorship and empowerment towards a pathway to a better future.
Boston: Serving 200 girls ages 9-17 throughout 5 of Boston’s urban communities.
Rwanda: Serving over 1,300 youth, ages 7-21, and 700 women 21+, from 6 rural communities in the Republic of Rwanda’s Eastern and Northern Provinces.
Donations Will Fund:
$4 – Provides one person with health insurance for 1 year
$20 – Provides a family of 5 health insurance for 1 year
$50 – Provides funding for one person to play in our basketball leagues for one year
$100 – Provides one person basketball league, health education, health testing, and health insurance for a year
$200 – Provides one kid to go through our 3-mon. Female Empowerment Course or our 2-month Pathways to a Better Future course
$500 – Provides an entire team equipment, game day snacks/water, travel, etc. for a year