Shooting Touch, Inc. is a global sport-for-development organization whose mission is to use the mobilizing power of basketball as a tool for health education, intervention, and improved well-being for individuals, families, and communities.
Founded in 2007, Shooting Touch utilizes a sport-for-social-development model that provides at risk youth and women with increased access to physical activity and education that encourages healthy habits and personal development.
Since its inception, Shooting Touch has grown from a grassroots basketball program in Boston into an international non-governmental organization that has served over 25,000 youth and women in six different countries.
Shooting Touch was founded with the goal of taking the convening power of sport to help improve the lives of those under-served individuals by using basketball to achieve three critical objectives:
1) Promote equal access to physical activity
2) Increase access to health education and health services
3) Provide enrichment to promote social change
We currently operate two signature sport-for-development programs simultaneously - one in Boston, MA and the other in Eastern Rwanda. The combined organization directly serves over 2,000 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.
Our 2020 Boston Marathon team will be raising funds to support the 200+ girls, ages 9-17, that Shooting Touch serves throughout five of Boston's urban communities.