May 06, 2015
US Sports Camps Helps Wishbone Provides Scholarships for Low-Income Students
US Sports Camps continues to support Wishbone in the efforts to provide scholarships to summer sports camps for low-income students.
Wishbone is a non-profit organization that sends low-income high school students from New York City, the Bay Area, and Los Angeles to summer programs. Wishbone is driven by three goals: 1) To inspire thousands of kids to redefine their future and pursue their passions, 2) To reshape the scholarship market by opening high-quality programs to low-income students, and 3) To create accountability and awareness about the opportunity gap.
US Sports Camps, operators of Nike Sports Camps, has been working with Wishbone since 2012. This year, US Sports Camps has helped Wishbone send several students to a US/Nike Sports Camp offered at various locations around the country.
"We are so happy to be able to work with Wishbone and have their students join us at our camps,” said US Sports Camps CEO Charlie Hoeveler. "The work they are doing is so important. It gives us great pride to help change young peoples’ lives and help provide them with some experiences and tools to steer them in the right direction.”
Since 2012, Wishbone has helped 312 students raise $880,284 in funding for summer programs and seen some incredibly positive changes from their students. After returning from summer programs, Wishbone students improve academically: 56% reported improvement in academic achievement, 100% of graduating seniors were accepted to college, and 100% plan to attend college. Wishbone Students are also more prepared and independent: 74% reported improved ability to manage time effectively and complete tasks on time, 77% said they were more prepared to overcome challenges, and 75% were able to name a specific career path they wished to pursue. Students and teachers also report that Wishbone students are more confident and curious in the classroom and use the skills they
More information about Wishbone can be found online at www.Wishbone.org.
About US Sports Camps, Inc.
US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement. Players, coaches, parents and others interested in Nike Ultimate Camps and US Sports Camps can visit the company’s website at www.USSportsCamps.com.