Harlem Lacrosse is a 501(c)(3) school-based youth services organization whose mission is to provide opportunities, relationships, and experiences that activate the skills and traits to put youth on a path to success as students, athletes, and citizens. Our innovative sports-based youth development model helps students break the cycle of poverty by providing wrap-around programming in a safe, structured environment that includes daily study halls, mentoring, push-in academic support and tutoring, admissions counseling, leadership training, service-learning, career exploration, college trips and character-building lacrosse instruction and competition. Harlem Lacrosse was incorporated in 2011 in New York City to serve low-income middle school students. Since our inception in 2011, we have served our students with an intentional program design centered around four core goals: 1) academic attainment; 2) social-emotional growth; 3) deep personal engagement; and, 4) on-time school advancement. Each element is cultivated and reinforced in our wrap-around programming, which includes athletics, academics, socio-emotional learning and cultural enrichment.