DESTINED 4 SUCCESS

Our mission is to bring an innovative project to at-risk youth in Great Waterbury area. Destined4Success goal is identify young people who have the desire to create businesses, assist them with business plan development, and offers a positive support system.

What you will learn

Our curriculum will teach students the basic, component on educational enrichment, esteem building, emphasizes social and emotional learning, as well as performing arts. As they build skills in areas in financial education, skill development and entrepreneurship, career development, and Post –Secondary education achievement. We will collaborate with school Faculty to identify the key Common Core State Standards that need to be addressed to tailor the focal point of each program.

  • Real world application to technology, Math, English (reading & writing)
  • The importance and process of team building
  • Strategies for design and creative brainstorming
  • Principles of branding and marketing concepts
  • Music production, manufacturing, product development and details of running a company effective use of social media for business
  • Business planning
  • 8 weeks program

ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

Our mission is to bring an innovative project to at-risk youth in Great Waterbury area. Destined 4 Success goal is identify young people who have the desire to create businesses, assist them with business plan development, and offers a positive support system.

What you will learn

Curriculum will teach students the basic, component on educational enrichment, esteem building, emphasizes social and emotional learning, as well as performing arts. As they build skills in areas in financial education, skill development and entrepreneurship, career development, and Post –Secondary education achievement. We will collaborate with school Faculty to identify the key Common Core State Standards that need to be addressed to tailor the focal point of each program.

  • Real world application to technology, Math, English (reading & writing)
  • The importance and process of team building
  • Strategies for design and creative brainstorming
  • Principles of branding and marketing concepts
  • Music production, manufacturing, product development and details of running a company effective use of social media for business
  • Business planning
  • 8 weeks program

STEAM PROGRAM

Our goal is to translate the love of Steam into an appreciation, understanding, and passion of the science, mathematics,and art underlying sport. Through this approach, we aim to empower students who may be under performing academically by relating core curriculum topics. These lessons can be implemented into an after school program, student field trips, summer camps, teacher workshops, or as a supplement to classroom activities.

What you will learn

Our goal is to translate the love of Steam into an appreciation, understanding, and passion of the science, mathematics,and art underlying sport. Through this approach, we aim to empower students who may be under performing academically by relating core curriculum topics. These lessons can be implemented into an after school program, student field trips, summer camps, teacher workshops, or as a supplement to classroom activities.

Education using science, technology, engineering and mathematics is referred to as STEAM. This disciplined curriculum focuses on educating students on these concepts in an ever changing world where technology is at the forefront. In recent years, there has been a push throughout the United States and our education systems to increase STEM education and, in turn, STEM literacy.

STEM jobs are rising at faster rates than any other careers. This rising demand for skilled STEM employees in the future makes the need for quality STEM education essential to the future prosperity of our country. In past years, American students have not ranked highly against competing countries in both science and mathematics. This has shown the need for improved and increased STEM programs starting as early as Kindergarten.

  1. Increase student awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)  as a future education and career option.
  2. Motivate students to excel despite obstacles.
  3. Provide a measurable opportunity for individual transformation.
  4. Establish a framework for sustainable change.
  5. Factor that most young students like and gravitate toward sports, the combination of Steam and sports is a Slam Dunk!

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

Hoops4Life, Inc. is offering three scholarships to Waterbury students. The selection committee will select one winning candidate for each scholarship based on candidates’ information and scholarship criteria.

Available Scholarships

B. Bernard Gilliam Memorial Scholarship

Inspiring Educator Scholarship is for a senior high school student who inspires students of all abilities to achieve their best, encourage, them to pursue excellence and gives back to the community.

Wardell (Butch) Ward Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Outstanding Leader Scholarship is for a senior high school student who participates in more than one sport and demonstrates qualities of compassion service and one organization in the community.

Christopher Blake Love Memorial Scholarship

Academic Achievement Scholarship is for senior high school student who demonstrates how challenges and personal life experiences impacts their personal academics achievement.

SCHOLARSHIP INSTRUCTIONS

How to Apply

It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that all supporting documents are submitted in one package together in the order noted below.

Mail to: Hoops4Life, Inc., 232 North Elm Street, Waterbury, CT 06702

Your package should include:

  1. Application (Download Here)
  2. Official High School Transcript with school stamp or seal Three (3) letters of recommendation: two (2) from a teacher or counselor familiar with the student’s academic ability and one (1) from a community leader or agency representative familiar with the student’s volunteer activities.
  3. Essay
ADDRESS

232 North Elm Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

PHONE

O: (203) 575-4340
F: (203) 755-8254

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