Germantown Hardknocks Youth Foundation Goals and Mission Statement
Specifically, the Germantown Hardknocks Basketball Inc, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible. We are looking for sponsors that will help cut the cost of travel expensive, tournaments, leagues, and uniforms for many of our youth. We will pursue the following objectives:
(a) To provide youth with alternatives to violence , gangs and drugs. To promote positive youth development programs which will generate measurable improvements in youth self-esteem, goal setting abilities and attitudes toward learning. The programs help inspire and guide youth in the belief that they can act on their dreams, make a difference in their community and realize their potential, one step at a time. It also put proiority on character Development, volunteer service and Career Exploration.
(b) To promote sportsmanship and true spirit of competition.
(c) To promote health, social, educational and character development.
(d) To help teach and develop fundamental skills and techniques to futher one's abilities in the sport of basketball.
(e) To create activities to assist in the elimination of juvenile delinquency.
(f)To form, manage, and operate a basketball league for the members consisting of boys and girls teams comprised of players meeting the criteria established by the Germantown Hardknocks Basketball Inc.
(g) To train and educate volunteer coaches and officials - individuals often have their first coaching experience with Germantown Hardknocks Inc. This presents the need to adequately train these individuals to enable them to better understand Germantown Hardknocks Basketball Inc., philosophy, their responsibilites, potential liability issues and appropriate behavior with participants. A more positive experience for participants, coaches, and officials with an increased awareness of responsibilities are some of the goals. The resource demands of this training effort are tremendous.